MICHIGAN – Rocko is no longer the only man of the house because now – there’s a new cat in town named Lucky.
“I thought of the name lucky because it is lucky to not be hit by a car on the highway,” 14-year-old Gavin Orlowski explained.
Gavin’s mom, whose name is Erin Brown, was on I-196 Sunday, Feb. 12, taking her youngest son to a birthday party.
“I hear my mom…she’s driving, and I’m in the passenger seat and she’s like [gasp],” Orlowski stated.
But what was it exactly?
“There’s a cat being thrown out a window, running all around the street because the van in front of us just threw it out,” Orlowski stated.
Gavin jumped into action!
Gavin said: “I was just thinking like I need to get this cat.”
And so he literally bolted out of his mother’s car and stopped traffic.
“I turned back and held up my hand,” Orlowski stated. “The cat is like hanging off the over-bridge, like 75-percent of his body is like over the bridge.”
After grabbing the cat and bringing it back into his mother’s car, the two searched for the person responsible.
“It was gone, the truck just bolted out of there,” Orlowski stated. “Why wouldn’t you just let a cat go, at least just let him go, not just throw him off a bridge.”
A friend recommended taking the cat over to BluePearl Animal Hospital.
“Turns out nothing was really wrong with it except all of his nails got cut off because of him trying to grasp the asphalt on the road and his back hurt from the fall,” Orlowski stated.
Just as Brown and her son began to ask God for help, “The receptionist walks in and stated, ‘Mrs. Brown we just received a phone call from one of your Facebook friends to cover, basically all of the bill,'” Orlowski stated.
And so, it was decided.
“We saw how attached Gavin was to this cat and the instant bond,” Erin Brown stated. “Little Lucky here became a very lucky kitty.”
Gavin not only gained a new pet, but also – a lesson.
“It really hit them, that’s the first time I think they have experienced just intentional pure evil,” Brown stated.
The family went on to explain that they’re very grateful for the care give by BluePearl and the outpouring of support.
Gavin had always wanted to be a veterinarian when he grows up, and now after rescuing Lucky — he’s even more determined to make that a reality.
Way to go Gavin! You’re a true hero!