A Columbia animal shelter is seeking information on the monster who threw a kitten from a car, WATE6 News reported January 20.
The sweet kitten, who is only eight-weeks-old, suffered major injuries after being thrown from a car on Highway 31 in Mauray County in Columbia, Tennessee on January 15. Director Nicole Walker of Eva's Eden rescue said that although the little guy had gravel embedded in his face from impact, it's his tail that suffered the most trauma.
A post on their website explains what most likely happened
"They pulled gravel out of his little face from being thrown from the moving vehicle, a dead part of his tail has already been clipped off, and he needs to have the remainder of it removed next week after the horrible abscess at the base of his tail heals."
It's believed the tail injury didn't occur during impact with the highway, but was a previous injury. Their best guess is this injury was caused by the bite of a dog or other large animal
Several Good Samaritan's stopped to help, and finally one of them brought the kitten to Eva's Eden for care on January 16. Since being turned over to their rescue, the kitten has been in and out of surgery. He's eating well and is very friendly with the staff.
The mystery remains on who would commit such a horrific act against a defenseless creature. Nicole is now worried the kitten may have litter mates, who could also meet the same fate if the person who did this isn't found. In an interview with WATE, Nicole stated
"If there are other kittens in the home we would like to get them out."
Nicole has asked that anyone with information to please call Columbia police at 931-388-2727 or Columbia Animal Control at 931-375-1403. She's hoping that one of the cars who stopped to help got a license plate or a description of the vehicle.
Donations are being taken at Veterinary Wellness Center of Columbia to help cover the mounting vet bills. You can help by calling in your donation at 931-548-2523.
A new home will be found for this sweet baby, following several weeks of recovery. His body may be damaged, but he has a strong spirit, and it's believed he'll make a full recovery. You can follow this story on the Eva's Eden home page.