“I’m not sure which I’m in more shock of, the cat being thrown out a window of a moving vehicle on 196 or my son flying out of my car onto the highway”.
One day not too long ago Erin Brown was on the interstate driving her son, Gavin, to a friends birthday party near Grand Rapids when she gasped not believing what was happening in the vehicle in front of them.
A cat was thrown out of the moving vehicle and left for dead as the vehicle continued on its way. Still not quite believing what she was witnessing she stopped and watched as the cat slammed onto the pavement, then in panic, ran all over the highway making it to an overpass right beside them.
Once he made it to the overpass it looked like he might jump off at any moment so she stopped the car.
When she stopped her son, Gavin leaped out of the car and grabbed the shocked and obviously stressed cat before it could jump. Gavin brought the traumatized cat back to the car.
When they were inside the car they realized just how bad he was, his nails had been ripped off by hitting the pavement and was in a highly stressed state.
Erin went on to say:
“He cuddled right into Gavin’s arms and Gavin held him tightly and just kept petting him to show him that we wouldn’t hurt him and gain the cat’s trust.”
Lucky was taken to BluePearl Animal Hospital, and the staff started working on him and gave him meds to relieve the pain. “Gavin was not letting go of his new baby. The bond was instant and he was a hot emotional mess over this cat.”
Later, a good Samaritan learned about their story through Facebook and offered to pay for a large portion of the medical expenses.
Gavin was overwhelmed by the kind gesture, and tears started flowing. “He then said, ‘I’ll also give the $63 I have to pay for my new cat to go with that to get us closer to the total.” My heart just swelled with gratitude,” Brown said. Lucky is doing very well and recovering with flying colors at his new home. The two buddies became very attached.
“Lucky is well aware that Gavin saved him and their bond is one I just can’t describe,” Brown said. “Lucky is so far the sweetest cat I have ever met! He is so mellow and playful and just plain lovable!”The heroic boy has a big heart for animals and always wanted to be a veterinarian when he grew up. Now he is determined to make it a reality.