Kittens, with their fluffy heads, big eyes, and little voices, are completely irresistible, and you naturally want to help them. Cats are excellent at hiding their discomfort, but with a keen eye, you can try to spot a kitten in distress. If you find a kitten that you think might be dying, recognizing that they are in need of assistance, quickly helping them, and getting them appropriate care is the best plan for helping to save them.
Chuck Hawley from Silverton, Oregon was driving to work when he noticed a tiny kitten in the middle of the road. As he approached, he was sad to see it’s miserable condition there on the road. Other people were just ignoring the kitten instead of helping. “I was driving to work and saw cars in front of me passing over something in the road, and realized it was a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf,” Chuck told.
The kitten appeared to be in worse difficulty. The poor kitty could not move from there. Other vehicles were simply passing by the helpless kitten instead of rescuing. Chuck couldn’t leave the scared kitten in the middle of the road. He put his hazard lights on and blocked the lane, so he could get out and save the kitten’s life. He reached down to pickup the kitten and noticed it was covered in glue. “She was wet, freezing and literally glued to the road,” he said.
He removed the kitten with extreme caution and moved towards his car. The kitten was shivering so he tucked her in his jacket to give some warmth. Once it was safely shifted in the car, he noticed that the kitten’s paws were tender. “She was too sticky to really move when I got her off the road but once she was cleaned up, my shoulder was where she wanted to be,” states Chuck.
He brought the kitten to Silver Creek Animal Clinic to remove the rest of the glue and her paws treated with mineral oil. She was finally clean and safe and she thanked her now owner with purring and meowing. Chuck already knew that he was going to keep the sweet tabby. “We are definitely keeping her. My wife has named her Sticky.”
The 5-week-old kitten adjusted to her new home. She quickly took to the family’s black lab, Jojo. Recently, the family was talking about adopting a kitten, and they found Sticky. “I feel like I did the normal human being thing, and everyone should have stopped to help her,” Chuck said. “She’s a super lover and purrer. She slept between my wife and me last night.” She went from the worst luck ever to the luckiest kitten in the world.