Some Good Samaritans and members of the community are helping a little ginger tabby kitten hit by a car and left lying injured in the road.
A little kitten now named Lucky was not so lucky when he was struck by a car, injured and left to die by an unknown motorist in Bay County, Florida last weekend.
The kitten’s luck changed when he was found by Amelia Rigsby.
“Right here on this road, it got ran over, and the person just left it in the middle of the road pouring down raining. The poor kitten’s back legs were just dragging. It was dragging itself across the road with just its hands,” Amelia told Channel 13 News.
Amelia rescued the kitten then posted at Facebook asking for help, and was pleasantly surprised at the outpouring of support for the injured kitten.
“But I put it up there just thinking somebody could come get it and help it,” Rigsby says, “I didn’t think all these people would help a little kitty, you know what I mean? It was so crazy. It was so great.”
Cassie Hood and her husband responded to the appeal, took the kitten and got him to a vet.
“I care a lot about animals, I have a lot of empathy for animals,” Cassie said. “I don’t like to see anything or anyone suffer, so when I saw that the cat was hurt and suffering I knew I had to do something.”
Lucky suffered injuries to his pelvis and may have to have a leg amputated. He is scheduled for a visit with the orthopedic surgeon to see if he needs the amputation. His current and presumed future medical bills are expected to run into the thousands, and caring members of the community have pitched in to help.
A Help Save Lucky the Kitten! YouCaring fundraiser page has already raised $ 1,500 toward its $4,000 goal.
Lucky’s friends are making sure he gets the help he needs.
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