Sick kitten tossed from car window teaches lesson to be kind to animals

Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 20:10:55-04

A little kitten thrown out of a car window wasn’t given much of a chance to live, but thanks to lots of love and care, April the cat is doing well, and her journey to recovery has a storybook ending, literally. 

In March of 2016, a couple saw someone toss a little white kitten out of a car window. They picked up the three week old kitty and rushed her to get help

"She was in horrendous condition and most places would’ve probably chosen to put the cat down," said Dee Ford, President of SPCA Suncoast New Port Richey.

"She had a severe case of pneumonia, fleas, anemia, dehydrated, ulcers on her eyes," said Joanna DeLuca who adopted April. 

But the SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey did everything they could to help the kitty who fought to live.

"They started working on her and saw a spark of life and just kept going and going," said DeLuca. 

They named the little kitten April, because April is Animal Abuse Awareness Month.

Two years later April is doing wonderful and lives with a loving family. April's new owner Joanna DeLuca was so touched by April's story that she wrote a children's book called "April's Amazing Adventure" to teach children to be kind to animals. 

"There’s a little pledge page in the back that as a family they sign that they will promise to be kind to all creatures," said DeLuca. 

The book "April's Amazing Adventure" is available on Amazon.