A black kitten was injured and his siblings were killed after they were tossed from a moving car onto the highway, according to the Center for Animal Rescue and Education.
The kittens were thrown from a car on Route 24 in Bridgewater on Sunday, according to the center. They were placed inside a bag before they were hurled from the window. “Freeway,” the name rescuers gave the surviving kitty, bounced from the bag when it hit the ground.
“I say it time and time again, I can not comprehend how some humans can be so deliberately cruel and evil,” wrote a center worker on Facebook.
A driver stopped and scooped Freeway and his siblings up and rushed them to a veterinarian, according to the center, but only Freeway survived. His leg was injured and there was talk of euthanizing him, said the center. X-rays showed the animal’s leg was not broken, but had nerve damage. The center, which works to adopt out animals, picked the cat up.
“Only time will tell if [he] gets full use of his leg or not, but it won’t stop him from leading a full and happy life,” wrote the worker. “He drags his back leg somewhat but he is a tough little man and will be fine either way.”
The center wants anyone who saw someone toss a bag out a car window on Route 24 on Sunday to call the center at 508-994-0220.