Paws Patrol would like to recognize Koraine and Ryder White for their rescue of a homeless and frightened kitten.
Traffic was thick and moving fast on the I-10 going through Tucson, Arizona when Koraine White spotted a small kitten on the side of the highway. As she pulled off the road, the kitten ran out into the traffic. A car ran directly over top of it as it sat frozen in the middle of the road. Untouched by the moving vehicle, the kitten continued on its path across the busy highway. Koraine’s 14 year old son, Ryder, and his friend, Derek, jumped out of the car, and braving the oncoming traffic, followed the kitten.
The kitten, about eight weeks old, was terrified. The boys managed to capture it and took it back to the car. The kitten was bleeding from the eye and its face was swollen.
Koraine called Patti, at Paws Patrol. Patti took the kitten to the vet who determined that it was either thrown out of a car or hit by a car. The kitten was a young female, terribly frightened and bruised, but there were no broken bones or serious injuries. Patti asked if the kitten had a name. They boys named her “Highway” because they rescued her from the highway. It’s an unusual name for a female cat but then we’re talking about teenage boys here……..
Today Highway is in a safe and loving home.
It’s folks like this who make a difference for lost and endangered animals. Thanks, Koraine and Ryder!
Highway’s story is in Paws Patrol book, “From Feral to Family”, available through our website - or stop by the Green Valley Farmer's Market on Wednesday mornings.