A CAT is lucky to be alive after its so-called owners threw it from a moving car in front of staff from Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross.
The incident happened after those responsible for the moggy, who has now been named Annabelle, turned up to the centre with her and asked for her to be taken in.
The staff tried to explain the cattery was already full and suggested alternatives to the owners.
But they were not satisfied and left.
As they drove off, the cat was thrown from the car in front of the stunned members of the Blue Cross team.
Animal welfare assistant Nikki Halfpenny said: “We had a funny feeling when they left and decided to watch what happened when they drove away.
“Shockingly, when they approached the end of our drive the car door opened and we saw the cat being thrown out.
“We couldn’t believe it – the car was still moving.”
Luckily, one of the charity’s workers was near enough to catch the terrified pet before she ran into the nearby busy road or got lost in the woodland next to the centre.
She spent the afternoon in an office while emergency overnight accommodation was sought and, as soon as space became available, Annabelle was cared for in the centre’s cattery.
Now, much to the delight of all the staff at the Blue Cross, Annabelle has since been adopted and has a place she can call home.
“Annabelle is such a sweet, gentle and friendly cat it is tragic that she was discarded so carelessly.
“She settled in quickly with us and was over her ordeal fairly soon.
“We were delighted that she has finally found the happy home she deserves,” added Nikki.
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