A kitten terrified of the traffic that darted a very short distance away, risking being run over by cars. The video of Dodger’s rescue demonstrates how providential Marc Alba’s intervention was: the man was shocked when he saw the kitten curled up on the side of the road between cars and trucks at high speed: “I was horrified to see him: I I knew how it got there.” He was back from a day helping a feral cat colony but little did he know that he was going to face an off schedule that he would never forget. “I’ve done many impromptu cat rescues, but this is definitely one of the scariest,” the rescuer commented.
“As I was driving on a long overpass I saw a small tabby kitten standing on its hind legs,” Alba told The Dodo. thought would haunt me for the rest of my life.” The man stopped near an exit ramp and ran towards the kitten: there was a risk that he could throw himself between cars: “In my panic I didn’t even think of taking my gloves or a blanket to grab him. I I tried to corner him and I managed to pick him up. I waited for the right moment to backtrack and run to my car. I was probably on the side of the overpass for about three minutes and hundreds of cars went by – no one came stopped”.
The kitten, who he named Dodger, was very scared, but once he was safely in the car with his rescuer, he calmed down a bit. The silence comforted him. “He didn’t cry or try to escape my grip added Alba – His poor little heart was pounding. He got a little more nervous when I started the engine, but overall he was very calm. His nails were almost non-existent after filing in her efforts to try to climb the concrete”. Unfortunately Dodger’s tail, if he doesn’t heal, could be amputated: it’s the worst consequence of his mishap on the highway. It is in fact possible that he was thrown from a car. As soon as he got home, the cat slept soundly: he finally felt safe.