Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dash, The Highway Kitten

By Siri Espy, Animal Friends' Communications Team

Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time means everything. This was the case for motorists driving on route 279, who saw a tiny black and white kitten, tight up against the left-lane berm.

The Good Samaritans turned around, then pulled up to the same spot from the adjacent HOV lane, where they managed to pull to the side, then reach over and grab the kitten, who was too frightened to move.

Once in the car, however, it was a different story. The poor terrorized kitten, in an effort to flee the unfamiliar humans, climbed up behind the car’s dashboard. Determined to hide, the kitten bit when a hand reached up to retrieve him.

The kitten’s next stop was Animal Friends, where he was promptly named Dash, and quarantined as all animals must be when a bite has occurred. Dash was given a physical, neutered, and readied for adoption during the quarantine. He was found to be in fine health and ready to go to his forever home.

Meanwhile, the Good Samaritans who brought Dash to Animal Friends remained concerned about their furry little friend, forgiving him for biting in a moment of panic. On Saturday, the people who doubled back to pick up little Dash did it again. They hit the road back to Animal Friends, picked him up, and adopted him.