Ten-week-old kitten thrown from a moving car on the A46

Ten-week-old kitten, Hammond, was thrown out of a moving car on the A46. EMN-140917-131833001
Ten-week-old kitten, Hammond, was thrown out of a moving car on the A46. EMN-140917-131833001

A ten-week-old kitten is recovering after being thrown from a moving vehicle on the A46 earlier this month.

The car behind swerved to avoid the kitten, who has since been named Hammond, and then brought the badly injured feline to the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home in North Somercotes, who immediately rushed him to Eastfield Vet Clinic in North Thoresby.

Laura Morrell, from the Ark, said: “His face was in a really bad way. His nose was hardly recognisable and many of his teeth had been shattered upon impact with the road.

“That afternoon the vets began the painstaking surgery of stitching his face back together. The following day he underwent a necessary dental to remove all broken teeth and two canines that had been pushed into his jaw.

“He recovered well from both operations and, as The Ark kept the public updated on his progress, the amount of support was overwhelming. The surgery necessary to save this innocent little one cost The Ark £589 and so far we have received an amazing £241 in donations specifically for his treatment. Thank you so much for all your support.”

Laura added: “In a world where, unfortunately, such devastating animal cruelty exists it is reassuring to know that there are still so many animal lovers out there.”

Happily, Hammond is now well on the way to a full recovery at his new ‘forever home’ where he can be given the love that he has always deserved.

Visit http://thearkanimalrescue.weebly.com/donations.html to make a donation to the Ark.