A pregnant cat who had been shot in the leg and stuck along the busy Brooklyn-Queens Expressway last Thursday, owes her life and the ones of her yet unborn kittens, to a Brooklyn politician, reports the Gothamist.
City Councilman Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) had been driving to a meeting when he spotted the white and grey cat on the shoulder of the highway near the Humboldt St. exit. He turned around, stopped and saw that the cat’s leg was caught in a storm drain.
Levin freed the cat, picked her up, placed her in his car and drove her to the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition. The frightened cat wasn’t convinced of Levin’s good intentions, and during her rescue bit and scratched the politician.
A veterinarian stated the cat had been shot in the hip. She is due to deliver her kittens within the next two weeks, but will need surgery to remove the bullet.
According to the New York Daily News, the cat, now named Loretta, had been the victim of abuse and cruelty.
“Every time the doctor does treatment on her she finds something else,” said Vinny Spinola, founder of the rescue.
On the Facebook page of Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition, Loretta has a long way to her recovery, but her future looks promising. If you would like to help with her medical expenses, please click here or call 718-4867489.
Congratulations Councilman Steve Levin. You’re a hero.
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