British Columbia

Cat rescued after tossed onto B.C. highway

A woman in B.C.'s Central Interior says she has no plans to find the former owner of a cat she rescued after it was tossed from a moving truck on the highway.

Corey Hardeman looked for feline and kept it after seeing it thrown from a moving truck

Julian the cat was rescued by Corey Hardeman after she saw the feline tossed out of a moving truck on a B.C. highway. (Corey Hardeman)

A woman in B.C.'s Central Interior says she has no plans to find the former owner of a cat she rescued after it was tossed from a moving truck on the highway.

Corey Hardeman, from Wells, B.C., was driving through Hixon around dusk on Monday when she noticed the driver's side door of the truck in front of her open.

Hardeman said she could barely make out the shape of a cat falling out onto the road, and saw it zip across the highway, narrowly missing another vehicle.

So she pulled over and got out to look for the cat.

Corey Hardeman says Julian the cat is now doing well and she has no plans to try to track down its former owner. (Corey Hardeman)

"And I sat down in the snowy, muddy ditch and called the cat for a good few minutes," she said. 

Eventually, the cat approached her and she scooped it up.

"He was wet, and he was just kind of slushy, and he smelled kind of funny," she added.

Hardeman took the cat back to her home and named it Julian, but she remains furious that someone would do something like that to an animal.

"I don't even know what to say. Most of it would be obscenity laced ... it's just an inhumane thing to do.

"'What kind of person are you, really?' would be my message for the driver. Like, who does that? It's a disgusting, cruel and just an awful thing to do."

Hardeman said the cat didn't have tags, and she has no plans to try to find the old owner.

With files from Rafferty Baker

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now