Months after a woman rescued a kitten thrown from a truck in Frankenmuth, the cat has found a forever family.
“I was terrified,” said Marielle Wilson.
Wilson explained how a horrific moment turned her morning drive to work upside down back in August.
She said someone in a red truck dumped a bag of kittens out of their window while driving down the road.
“He rolled down his window and shook out the bag and the kittens fell all over the road,” Wilson said.
She said it happened long M-83 between King and Baker in Frankenmuth.
“I was really scared. I had no time to process until it was right next to my car. I looked down and I was like, ‘oh my god! A cat,’” Wilson said.
It wasn’t just one cat, but several. Two were hit by a car and two more ran off.
Wilson said she was able to rescue one of the kittens.
While she found the whole thing disturbing, she said she is glad she was there to help out.
“It ended up instead of being the wrong place at the wrong time, it was the right place at the right time because I was able to get a hold of the community and we all worked together and now this cat has a home,” Wilson said.
The kitten was named Lucky, and Pet Angel Adoption and Rescue in Frankenmuth stepped in to care for the animal.
Now the group said Lucky has found a "furever" home, and instantly clicked with her new human brother.
"Unfortunately, abandonment of animals is all too common," said Nancy Engel, president of the rescue.
Engel said summertime in Michigan is what she calls kitten season, a time when more and more cats are breeding.
Pet Angel Cat Adoption and Rescue said Lucky's adoption was the 106th for them this year.
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