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Catching a Crying Kitten on the Highway Fastlane

Catching a Crying Kitten on the Highway Fastlane

Written by Karen Aram of Illinois

Traveling on the highway fast lane to work one morning in Bangkok, Thailand, I was stunned to see a small kitten suddenly in front of me. It appeared to have fallen from the back of a pick up truck ahead. I immediately stopped, though by the time I did, it had disappeared under my small van.

I cautiously got out of the car on the assumption that†it was under my car and would surely be killed if I didn’t rescue it, as there was nowhere for it to go. It wouldn’t be able to jump up on the berme on the inside of the highway, given it was so small, and it certainly wouldn’t make it through the fast moving traffic on the other side.

A dangerous place for a kitten

I knew it wasn’t safe for me getting out on the highway with cars buzzing by, and cars behind me honking impatiently, but I could hear the kitten crying.

Trying to reach it appeared to be an almost impossible task given I had to attempt the act from the front of my vehicle. I couldn’t see it but knew I couldn’t drive over it either. Fortunately I was soon able to ascertain that it had crawled up the front wheel, which allowed me to pluck it off and carry it around to the inside of the van.

I raised the little guy up in order to show the drivers stuck behind me that I hadn’t lost my mind and there was a reason for me stopping in this ridiculous way. The response was one of thumbs up and laughter. It wasn’t easy driving into work with this little creature who insisted on sitting under the gas pedal, but we made it unscathed.

Suffice it to say, I now had another cat to add to my menangerie, a beautiful little boy. He was quite young, and healthy and my daughter gave him the name Vodka.

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2:44AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

Thank you

4:14AM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

wonderful,thank you for sharing 17/7

7:40AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Awesome!! Karen you are a very brave angel. Thank you for saving Vodka. I'm sure he will bless you with years of love and devotion. Wishing you both the best.

3:58PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

It's crazy people who stop on the highway to rescue kittens and other small animals that keep my faith in humanity alive. Thank you for being as crazy as I am!

12:46PM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Hope that your kindness will be returned tenfold xxxxxxxxxx

8:44AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Lucky Vodka! Tks Karen Aram. Love stories with happy endings!

4:08AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

great article, thanks for sharing :)

5:41PM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thank you so much for saving this little guy! He is absolutely gorgeous, btw. ;-)

4:29PM PST on Jan 14, 2013

thank you for being so kind, it a time of need and danger. i would do the same, even if it meant risking my life for them.

9:30AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

I have halted all traffic trying to get a hit seagull. Who ever doesn't care about animals, doesn't care about living anything!!~!

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