Crying Kitten Hit By Car Begs Pedestrian To Save Him

Crying Kitten Hit By Car Begs Pedestrian To Save Him

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In May of 2017, a woman was taking a walk when she heard a tiny cry in the distance.

At first, she thought it was a bird. But when she found the source of the cries, it was worse than she imagined…

A Shocking Discovery

Shadi Delshad was taking a walk when she heard a distressed cry.

She soon realized those tiny cries of desperation were from an injured kitten taking shelter under a tree.

She approached the kitten carefully.

He didn’t panic, try to run away, or run up to her. That’s when she knew he was seriously injured.

Rushing To Rescue

The skin from his jaw had been peeled off, leaving his mouth bloody and bare.

His right paw was limp, but his left paw clung desperately to Shadi’s shirt.

Shadi rushed home with the kitten and cleaned off its wounds.

He was so exhausted that he denied food and water. He used his last bit of energy to crawl into her lap and fall asleep.

At first, she didn’t think he was going to make it. All she could do was cry because she thought she was too late.

But after 8 hours of sleep, he finally woke up!

Little by little, he started eating wet cat food and drinking water. By the next morning, he was ready to go see the vet.

The Road To Recovery

The vet said he suffered trauma from an impact. He was very likely hit by a car or fell out of a tree.

His limp was because of nerve damage to his right paw and the doctor was unsure if it would ever heal.

In fact, it might even get amputated if he continued to drag it and form painful sores.

He referred Shadi to a veterinary neurosurgeon in a neighboring town.

As for his mouth, the skin from his jaw had been detached – this meant the exposed skin was like a bare wound that would never scab over.

He would be in pain anytime anything touched the bare skin and it made him very susceptible to infection.

Here is a video of Moosh limping before his surgery.

He has such a sweet meow!

The Road To Recovery

Shadi immediately made an appointment with the veterinary neurologist. There was a 50/50 chance his leg would ever heal.

All they could do was put his leg in a cast and hope for the best.

The cast was positioned in such a way that he would learn to put his weight on his leg instead of dragging it and causing sores.

But there was a good solution to heal his mouth! Moosh would need to be put under anesthesia for surgery.

His skin would be stretched from the bottom of his mouth back to his gum line and stitched up for a couple of months.

The surgery was a success!

Moosh: The Mouse Cat

Shadi decided to name him Moosh which means “mouse” in Persian, her native language.

Instead of getting a dog, his parents ended up getting him a kitten which he named “dog” and grew to love very much.

She enjoyed the irony of the story, and wanted her cat’s name to be special.

Cast Removal Day

Moosh’s leg never healed. He still has a limp when he walks, but at least he doesn’t drag his leg behind him anymore.

Shadi is very grateful he didn’t have to have it amputated.

It was a long road to recovery but he’s a happy and healthy kitty now!

He enjoys his days lounging in front of the window and enjoying the sunshine.

Moosh’s Happy Ending

Moosh brings Shadi so much joy and has become a member of a family.

Moosh is now three years old and living his best life with Shadi.

After Moosh was adopted, Shadi adopted two more cats: Oliver and Toby.

They are all best friends and enjoy playing, taking naps, and hopping in and out of boxes.

Moosh is still very timid. He’s frightful of strangers and has a hard time warming up to people.

This is just his personality. He has bonded very strongly to Shadi and loves being in her company.

Moosh lived happily ever after!

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Nappy nap!

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17 Replies to “Crying Kitten Hit By Car Begs Pedestrian To Save Him”

  1. What a beautiful story!! Sad and scary beginning but thank god for good souls who rescue!!
    Thank you for taking in this tiny soul and giving him the chance he deserved!! Bless you both!♥️🙂♥️🙂♥️🙂

  2. Thank you for being an angel on Earth to this precious cat and for not ignoring his cries as so many people did. There is a place in heaven for people like you. Thank you so much.

  3. My gosh, thank this women so so much for not ignoring this babies cries. Also can other people hear mooches cries and not stop to aid this baby. May mooch, tiger and owner have a joyful life.

  4. That is a great story! I also rescued a cat that had been hit by a car. I took him to a vet & they had to remove one leg & part of his tail. The other leg was in a cast! I couldn’t keep him so the vets office adopted him. He lived there happily until a fire broke out & he was lost! It was a tragedy all the animals that were lost! My heart was broken & still is when I think about it!
    I’m so happy for Moosh!

  5. Shadi, thank you for saving Moosh & starting National Kitty. I get tears when I read about people turning their backs on anything in need. God bless you for being the loving person that you are.

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