A stray orange cat is recovering in a foster home this week after being hit by a car on route 208 in Maybrook. Major Orange, a five year old domestic short hair, was spotted in the road by good Samaritan Peter Ramaglia after being hit and seriously injured. Ramaglia spotted the kitty in the oncoming lane of traffic on route 208 and pulled over to help save his life. Ramaglia moved the kitty to the side of the road with assistance from Officer Kevin Green of the Maybrook police department. Ramaglia then put out a plea for assistance for the kitty on social media.
Mr. Ramaglia's facebook post was spotted by local rescuers who contacted Tracey Carvell, Shelter Manager at The Humane Society of Walden. Carvell contacted the Maybrook Police Department for further information. Carvell was able to safely capture the kitty, which had moved behind someone's bushes near the area where he was struck. Carvell raced the cat to Newburgh Veterinary Hospital, where X-rays revealed a dislocated hip that required surgery to repair.
Carvell is looking forward to Major Orange's rehabilitation, stating " I'm glad we were able to help. There is no reason for any animal to suffer if there is something someone can do. I'm grateful we were able to assist and get him the help he needed."
Major Orange is recovering from his surgery in a foster home, and should be available to adopt in the next few months, when he has recovered. We are seeking donations to cover the cost of his surgery and aftercare, which will total more than 2,000 dollars.