A kitten named Austin is heading home with his rescuer a month after being struck by a car in Marion County.
On September 21, a good Samaritan was traveling in her car when she spotted a male kitten on the roadway. She quickly stopped her vehicle and checked on the kitten, according to the Humane Society of Marion County (HSMC).
Upon closer inspection, the woman discovered that the kitten had been “hit by a car and rolled.” She quickly brought the kitten into her vehicle and rushed him to the Humane Society’s animal clinic.
Staff at the clinic determined that the kitten’s tail had to be amputated. In addition, the rest of the kitten’s body was “badly scraped up” with serious road rash, though there were thankfully no internal injuries, according to HSMC.
After receiving medical treatment, the kitten was named Austin, and his month-long rehabilitation began.
In a social media post on Friday, October 27, HSMC stated that Austin is now happy and healthy, and he is going home with the good Samaritan who found him.
“It just doesn’t get any better than this,” stated the Humane Society of Marion County.