Kitten thrown from car onto interstate, survives

Kitten thrown from car onto interstate, survives
Edmond, in a photo from his fundraising page

NEAR SALEM, Ore. -- A couple driving down Interstate 5 spotted something being thrown from a car window and, when they stopped to look, they saw a kitten lying in the road.  

Thanks to quick thinking from the good Samaritans and quick care from an rescue group and Willamette Valley Animal Hospital, the 4-month-old kitten, named Edmund, survived.  

Donations paid for an expensive surgery to fix a fracture bone in his hip, but Edmund is expected to make a full recovery.

An online fundraising drive to pay for the kitten's surgery sought $900. As of Thursday, Dec. 19, more than $1,260 had been pledged and some of the extra funds are now paying for another rescued cat's surgery.