This weeks photo challenge is Home…Earlier this week, I needed to arrive at work earlier than usual. I was up at 5:45am and out the door before 8:00am. As I turned the corner on our street..I saw something in the middle of the road. It was a kitten, but as I got closer to her she did not try to get out of the road…I pulled off into the grass. I opened my door and called to her…she was breathing hard… she sat up but she could not walk.
Did I mention that the vultures were lined up on the side of the road….waiting…
There is no way I could leave her there to die like that….I scooped her up and put her in the trunk of my car and went back home. I retrieved a box and a blanket from the garage. I placed the little one in the box, but I left her in the trunk because I didn’t know how she would react to riding in the car.
I began calling local vet clinics and asking about dropping her off…Remember I was trying to get to work early this morning…I wasn’t getting a good feeling from the places I called. So, I decided to drive 25 minutes out of my way to the vet clinic that friends own and manage, Claws and Paws . I am so glad I did…when I carried her in they jumped into action…They took her and assessed her injuries…Almost instantly they determined that she had a broken leg and or pelvis. The next step was x-rays to determine if she had internal injuries.
We are not in a position to adopt the kitten…so I signed her over to the vet clinic. I thought that would be the last I heard of her. That was not to be the case…my friends at the clinic have been keeping me posted as to her progress. She is doing much better…eating…and being a diva that only a cat knows how to be. .This little one is looking for a new home…I have shared her information and picture on my Facebook page and I think her chances of finding her forever home are looking good!
Needless to say I did not arrive at work early…however, it’s important to remember that sometimes the best plans are not the ones we make.