Good Samaritan rescues kitten thrown from car | News
Zaniel the kitten nearly lost his leg last week when he was thrown from a moving car near Nine Mile. Thanks to a good Samaritan who pulled over and scooped up the six week-old kitten, Zaniel is in good hands at Spokane Humane Society. A local veterinarian performed surgery on his broken leg on Friday so now he’s patched up and ready to play.
The executive director of the Spokane Humane Society, Dave Richardson, is glad to see Zaniel improving because he was in pretty rough shape when he came to their shelter.
“It’s sad somebody didn’t think there were alternatives or other ways to take care of an unwanted litter,” Richardson said. “Knowing they can bring it to a local animal shelter where we can give it a good home... so much better for Zaniel.”
Zaniel is still too young for adoption, so he’s in the care of a foster mother, Rebecca Siegel. She says he’s been doing well since his surgery and is healing up very nicely.
“The first couple of days were very rough. He wasn’t eating much,” Siegel said.
But now Zaniel is scarfing kitten formula and some canned food.
Spokane Humane Society says he'll be done with foster care in about a month depending on how his leg heals and then they'll begin the adoption process. Watch the Spokane Humane Society's Facebook page for updates on Zaniel and when he'll be ready for adoption.