When This Kitten Got Hit During Rush Hour, Only One Person Stopped To Save Her

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on April 4, 2016

Reddit user CubGeek posted a picture of an adorable gray kitten. As is turns out, he was her rescuer.

Driving in traffic one day, he noticed a car ahead of him suddenly swerving out of the way, as if to dodge something…

When he saw something move across the street, he was shocked to realize it was an injured kitten. “[It] was a tiny (TINY) kitten, scared out of its mind, trailing something bright pink and bloody,” he wrote on reddit.

The poor kitten was smack-dab in the middle of four-lane traffic during rush hour!

The onlooker didn’t hesitate to park his car, blocking traffic to run out and scoop up the poor baby, bringing her to safety. He was initially afraid of the severity of the injury indicated by the blood, but was relieved to note that, while it looked painful, trauma didn’t appear life-threatening.

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“Inspecting, it wasn’t as I’d feared, her tail was stripped of fur…but other than that, she seemed okay. Called vet and told what had happened (shaking because I was so angry at the other humans who’d just kept driving past this tiny helpless terrified animal), and that I’d be there in 15 minutes,” he wrote.

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The vet estimated the kitten to be 5-6 weeks old. Luckily, she was okay because this good Samaritan was in the right place at the right time. He couldn’t believe that no one else stopped for this helpless baby.

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“Still furious at the driver who ran her over, and at the other cars who just drove around her, honking and making her terror even worse, without doing the decent thing and helping her,” he posted.

Having two cats already, this rescuer was no stranger to caring for felines. Once he brought the sweet kitten home, he as relieved to see her eat, drink, and even use the litter box!

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The hero wrote on reddit that the vet said the injured tail may need to be docked, but other than that, this little gray furball was okay. A couple weeks later, CubGeek posted this picture on reddit, saying, “Two weeks ago, I saw her get hit by a car and ran across three lanes of traffic to get her. Reddit, meet Shahrazad.”

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What a big name for a tiny kitty! It seems to fit her perfectly, though.