Two weeks ago, Jill Hicks from Chittanooga, Tennessee, was driving her car in the suburbs, hurrying to meet friends.
Suddenly she saw some small animal jumping out onto the road from somewhere on the side, and then braked sharply, afraid to crush him.
“At first glance, I decided it was a rabbit. Because it was very fluffy. But when I got closer I saw that it was a kitten.”
The kitten almost ran on to where cars continued to drive along the other lane, but Hicks managed to grab it with his hands (Good news about animals – goodnewsanimal.ru).
"I thought that the kitten was thrown out of the car. I did not see his mother next to him and there were no other kittens."
Because of the kitten, Hicks decided not to go to her friends, but to return to her home. When she put the kitten on the seat in the car, he immediately climbed on it like a tree, and sat on her shoulder next to her neck.
The kitten was very active and Hicks took it off several times, otherwise the kitten would not allow her to drive. In the end, she shook it in her sweater and he calmed down in the warmth.
At the same time, Hicks stroked him and he took her caress like an ordinary kitten.
Hicks is very fond of animals and at home she has a cat and a dog. However, that is why she did not dare to bring the kitten directly to the house and settled him in her garage. She put there a tray for him, a box with soft bedding, and bowls of food and water.
Shortly afterwards, Hicks sent photos of the kitten to her Facebook page asking him to find a master for him. Then she nevertheless left for friends, and when she returned in the evening, she had plans to bathe the kitten in the bathroom and take him to her bed for the night.
But everything turned out very differently, leaving the woman in great shock.
“A neighbor along the street came running to me and asked,“ Jill, that kitten, is he still with you? ”I say“ Yes. ”And he“ May I see him? ” I am sure that this is actually a lynx. Have you read a bunch of comments under your facebook post? "
Then Hicks and her neighbor went to the garage, where a kitten was sitting in a box. Hicks took the kitten in her arms and began to examine.
"His tail was the first guess. I knew that he had a short tail when I caught him, but I didn’t particularly look at him. Of course there are cats with short tails, but this one was a little pointed and had a white spot on the end. And then he started to growl a little … So I finally said yes, it seems that it's still a lynx. "
After such an unexpected turn, Hicks wrote a new post on her Facebook page "That kitten that I found on the road. It turns out I saved the lynx."
Post Jill Hicks quickly began to gain likes and reposts and became viral. Meanwhile, the woman realized that now the kitten should not be bathed, and moreover, it was not worth taking it to her bed. However, she did not want to leave him alone in the garage for the night and then decided to spend the night there with him.
"She (the lynx turned out to be a girl) drank very little and didn’t eat anything, but the next morning she ate pieces of tuna."
In the afternoon, Hicks contacted Juniper Russo, director of the Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue Center for Wildlife Rescue, and he took the lynx to him. According to him, the kitten was 7 weeks old.
In the center, the lynx was given the name Arwen and revealed her anemia. Now the kitten is given vitamins and enhanced nutrition.
"She developed anemia probably due to the loss of her mother. She will need intensive therapy for several days, but she is already feeling fine. I think she will stay with us until next spring, after which she will be released back into the wild, some reserve. "
Meanwhile, Jill Hicks says that this baby will forever remain in her heart, even if she was with her very briefly.
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