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Kitten Shown Love for First Time After Cruelly Thrown Out of Truck & Breaking Jaw

Kitten Shown Love for First Time After Cruelly Thrown Out of Truck & Breaking Jaw

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What could have been a tragic day for this kitten turned triumphant thanks to a good samaritan in California.

A truck pulled up to a local PetCo store and carelessly threw an innocent kitten out of the truck window.

After falling through a thicket of bushes, the kitten landed on his face and dislocated his jaw.

Keep reading to discover how a simple act of kindness saved this kitten from suffering a tragic fate.

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A Thoughtful Act for A Thoughtless Act

Thankfully, a someone saw the incident unfold and rushed to rescue the kitten.

“The store clerk saw what happened and rushed out to save the kitten,” said Anita Romero.

He contacted Purrfect Fit Cat Rescue for further assistance and they immediately sent over a group of rescuers to help.

The mystery of who cruelly threw this poor helpless kitten out of their vehicle window is still unsolved.

But one thing is certain– this sweet angel never deserved to be harmed. He was helpless.

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The kitten wasn’t feral – he was very friendly. But he was starving.

The vet examined the kitten and determined he did, in fact, have a dislocated jaw. 

“The vet scheduled him for emergency surgery to relocate his jaw after hearing from a specialist,” said Romero.

But rescuers were grateful there were no other serious issues found. It could have been much worse! 

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Trouble Along The Way

Considering his unfortunate start, he was given the name Jaws!

Jaws would need emergency surgery to have his jaw set back in place, which was easier said than done.

“The specialist said since he is so young the jaw may pop back out of place due to kitten play, etc. If this happens Jaws will basically have to have his jaw wired shut until he fully heals,” said Romero.

Staying Positive and Remaining Hopeful

There were multiple drawbacks during surgery.

After a few attempts of resetting his jaw and it continuously popping out of place, the vet was afraid of a possible hairline fracture that couldn’t be seen. 

Further surgery was postponed, and kitten would be taken back to the specialist.

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 “He’s being such a trooper though. He eats and plays well and is just over a pound so he’s likely around 6-7 weeks,” Romero stated.

The vet and her family took Jaws into their home while he waited to see the specialist for more tests.

He was kind enough to help her with paperwork and spent a lot of time snuggling.

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The Waiting Game

Upon the day of his appointment, they received some very disheartening and unexpected news.

“The dental specialist found an old fracture on his lower right jaw. That was likely inflicted prior to being tossed from the truck but it appears to be healing well,” said Romero.

The vet advised against any further surgery because of high complication rates with tiny infant kittens like Jaws. 

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At about 7-8 weeks old, weighing 1.4 lbs. and performing exceptionally, the vet recommended scheduling his re-evaluation when his adult teeth came in around 5 ½ months of age.

Heart Breaking News

Unfortunately, the following visits provided even more upsetting news.

The vet noticed something else could be going on that was making Jaws’s recovery more difficult.

Rescuers were informed that Jaws could possibly have cancer.

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More x-rays and a STAT order on a biopsy of his jaw were immediately taken.

His rescuers patiently awaited the results and remained hopeful.

False Alarm!

The day finally came that brought the good news everyone had been desperately hoping and praying for, the results of the biopsy were non-cancerous!

As fate would have it, through all the hardship and difficulties put in front of this baby kitten, Jaws overcame every obstacle and stayed strong.

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With the love and help of his rescuers and online patrons, Jaws can now live a wonderful life that his previous owner almost took away from him.

Jaws is happy and living a wonderful life where he is loved and taken good care of.


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29 Replies to “Kitten Shown Love for First Time After Cruelly Thrown Out of Truck & Breaking Jaw”

    1. I’m a misanthrope (hates humans) because of HUMONSTERS like the trucker. There are way too many HUMONSTERS roaming this planet.

  1. Wonderful story! I don’t know how anyone could throw this baby out of a truck! What a monster. So thankful he is doing well and has so much will to survive!

  2. How cruel people are. If they do this to a defenseless kitten, they may be abusive with their family. Having pets is a lifetime responsibility. Shots, spray or neuter, care when sick etc. They are a part of the family. What monsters

  3. Why would anyone do such an awful thing to a sweet baby?? People are just awful. God bless all who saved and love jaws!! ??

  4. They should throw his people out of the window! How MEAN! No excuses for this type of behavior!! They should be punished !
    Luckily there was a great lady friend. Thank you????

  5. I can’t believe how cruel people are! The comment made that said there is a place in hell for the person who did this is so true! I hope they get there just rewards of a lifetime of suffering and being thrown out windows, it makes me so mad!!! So thankful that someone saw what happened and took Jaws in and gives him lots of love!

  6. This is a heartbreaking story of human cruelty. How could someone be so horrible?
    Thank God the ladies found Jaws and now he is happy and taken care of. I think animal abuse like this should be a felony crime.

  7. SUCH EVIL PEOPLE TO HAVE DONE THIS TI SUCH A PRECIOUS BABY HUGS AND KISSES ADORABLE LITTLE JAWS I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BABY

  8. SUCH EVIL PEOPLE TO HAVE DONE THIS TO SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BABY HUGS AND KISSES ADORABLE LITTLE ANGEL I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU PRECIOUS LITTLE KITTY WISH YOU WERE MINE I’D SPOIL YOU AND ROCK YOU TO SLEEP AND YOU WOULD SLEEP WITH ME LOVE YOU PRECIOUS LITTLE KITTY AND IF I SAW THIS I WOULD HAVE RAN TO SAVE THIS KITTY I HAVE 16 SPOILED LITTLE KITTIES

  9. This poor baby. My heart breaks for him & all he’s been through. I wish someone had gotten this thug’s tag # . I hate animal abuse! I think it’s past time to get tough on these horrible people.

  10. Poor innocent kitten to be treated in such a bad way ,there’s a place in hell for people who abuse animals I hope that’s where they go to Hell
    Praying for a speedy recovery sweetheart,God Bless your little heart .You are so loved by many reading your story.❤️❤️❤️

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