According to an October 17 report by Bangordailynews.com, a nine-week-old kitten is recovering after being thrown toward a school bus from a moving car. Authorities are still searching for suspects.
The kitten, now dubbed “Hiccup” by the staff at Ridge Runner Veterinary Services in Winterport (Maine), was thrown out on the morning of October 3 somewhere along Monroe Road.
Children on the bus began screaming at the bus driver who was able to stop and grab the kitten before it could be hit by a vehicle.
The bus driver took Hiccup to the bus depot where a coworker took it to the Rachel and Shannan Grooming Salon on Main Street. From here the business owners (who also rescue cats) took Hiccup on to Ridge Runner Veterinary Services.
Jen Marlow, a veterinary assistant at the clinic, said no one has been able to identify the bus driver or to get a description of the car. It’s likely the bus employee works for John T. Cyr & Sons since they contract with the school district.
Marlow stated “He was pretty emaciated. Poor buddy. He was covered in fleas and full of worms.”