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Heroic Woman Healing From Serious Injuries While Trying To Rescue Kittens Cited By GA. Traffic Enforcement-VIDEO

Society & Culture  (tags: courage, highway, traffic, kittens, injuries, coma, law enforcement, citation )

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Rachel Honeycutt, a 27-year-old Georgia woman is a hero on the mend. She's now recovering after her efforts to save unwanted kittens landed her in the hospital in serious condition. Rachel is having trouble remembering details, but she was driving


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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Monday August 10, 2009, 11:33 pm
Please go to the site to see the video of this remarkable woman.

Cobb County, GA (The Weekly Vice) – Rachel Honeycutt, a 27-year-old Georgia woman is a hero on the mend. She's now recovering after her efforts to save unwanted kittens landed her in the hospital in serious condition.

Rachel is having trouble remembering details, but she was driving on a busy road in Georgia, when she witnessed a horrifying site - two women who appeared to dump unwanted kittens off right in the middle of traffic.

Rachel risked her life to get the kittens, thinking all traffic had stopped. She almost reached one kitten when she was struck by an oncoming automobile.

Rachel suffered a shattered pelvis, a brain injury, organ damage, and was in a coma for three weeks in intensive care. “I just touched one, that’s it. Instead, I got hit, but I don’t remember,” she said.

Rachel’s mother, Sheila, added “I heard she went 75 feet in the air and landed on the opposite side of the road. I'm not at all surprised she stopped to save the kittens.”

Rachel already has seven cats and a dog at home. Friends and family have been helping out with the care of the animals and paying bills, such as the mortgage on her new house that Rachel hopes she won't lose with the coming medical bills.

So what was Honeycutt's reward for this act of bravery?

Authorities issued her a ticket for being on a public roadway. Looks like Georgia's keeping it classy as usual.

Gillian M (218)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:56 pm
I can believe that some jobsworth would do that. What a wonderful woman.

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:42 pm
Oh this is pathetic! But it figures. If it was a human I am sure there would be no ticket then she would have been a hero.

Lee B (81)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:57 pm
Instead of arresting the pieces of S**t that dumped the kittens on the highway, they add insult to injury by giving this woman a ticket. This is so wrong on many levels, what is wrong with this country. Give that poor woman honor, praise and recognition for her heroic deed!!

Lyn C (70)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 6:45 pm
As awful as this tragic accident was to this heroic woman, it shows that even with the two pieces of trash that were dumping the kittens, that good people are still in this world.

My biggest hope is that the women who did this cowardly thing to defenseless kittens, read about it and feel the rage that people feel towards them! Once again, we are left to wonder where people's humanity has gone, when they can dispose of living creatures in such a cold blooded manner.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 7:12 pm
God Bless this wonderful caring woman. Noted with thanks Raffi

Lory g (109)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 12:46 am
shes an angel!!

Kathleen Irwin (28)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 1:12 am
Reading the majority of news reports here, I'm usually left feeling ashamed to be called human. However, this brave, selfless lady makes me feel that there are still some truly good people in the world. (The system who issued her with a ticket should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves)

David B (34)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 12:48 pm
wow !! wow !! take my breath away !!ya know you read here all the time of how discusting and rotten people are to animals . and then this lady just knocks your socks off!she's so awesome .like restores my faith in humanity,somewhat.i do so hope it doesn't cost her anymore than it already has.i hope we can follow this,not often you get to hear bout angels here on well Angel Lady!!

Elaine W (103)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 2:32 pm
If only there were more people like her risking life & limb literally. Does anyone know if the kittens survived. I do hope so & that all her efforts did not go in vain.

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 3:09 pm
No Elaine-no one knows what happened to the kittens...sadly. I thought this woman a redeeming wonder for all that is wrong in this world. I wish someone did know the fate of the kittens-it might comfort her if they were alright but no one knows. Or-to my knowledge-who those woman were. Thanks for all your comments everyone-this woman is something special. Very special. I am on top of this story-will update.

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 3:40 pm
WTG Georgia. Your not on MY mind. This lady deserves an award, not a damn ticket!
Tx Raffi

Joyce Collins (1)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 5:44 pm
Carol Ann, I agree with you! Being humane/humane isn't always such an accolade! I think that humans are the most dangerous predator known on the planet! What a shame! My sister almost got killed trying to shepherd a flock of Canadian Geese and their gosslings across the street - no one would stop for her!

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 12:11 pm
What a wonderful woman. Raffi please keep us updated.

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 10:32 pm
Thank you for your comments everyone. I hope she has the vaguest idea of how loved she is.

Merthyr Stevens (56)
Friday August 14, 2009, 4:13 am
Noted with admiration - thanks Rafi. I hope that Rachel will make a full recovery with no lasting brain damage, plucky, brave girl!! I also hope the kittens she risked her life to rescue are still alive, safe and well somewhere and that her sacrifice wasn't in vain! Please keep us updated if possible Raf, and God Bless.

Friday September 4, 2009, 4:38 pm
what a bunch of crap. i agree if it had been a human dumped on the road and the same thing happened she would not gotten a ticket.

itis a shame the 2 woman dumping the kittens werent arrested and sent to jail.

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Friday September 4, 2009, 6:21 pm
I just want to say that I am still looking for an update for this but have heard nothing more-I hope she is doing well...she's remarkable.
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