A black cat was lying motionless, in a puddle on the side of the road in British Columbia on March, 10. The weather was horrible, the cat was in pain and everyone was driving thinking the cat was dead so no one bothered to stop.
One man’s instinct told him something else!
“You almost hit a dead cat,” the passenger of Dennis McDonald, a 45-year-old truck driver, said to him.
“I look quickly at the passenger mirror and honestly, something hit me. Tears started to well up [in my eyes] and I said, ‘I don’t believe that he’s dead. I’m turning around.’ I knew I couldn’t carry on with my day if I hadn’t gone back,”,” explains McDonald, who already owns two cats.
Dennis’s empathy and intuition is what saved the life of this 3-year old cat lying on the road. By the time Dennis got to the cat, another motorist stopped to check on the cat as well. The cat was in really bad shape, but luckily, it showed signs of life. The motorist gave Dennis a box so he can transport the cat to the nearest vet.
“I took the length of my arm and put it under [the cat] to support him entirely and managed to get him in the box and back to the truck,” McDonald said.
Dennis drove the cat to the Burnaby SPCA where he could receive the help he needed.
“On the way out the door I told them, without hesitation, that if the owners don’t step up, I’d like to have the first opportunity to adopt him,” McDonald said, adding if “by miracle” the cat managed to pull through his extensive injuries.
The cat, which Dennis named BB-8 is now happily living with her new owner.
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Source: The Dodo