Cat Thrown from Moving Car Now up for Adoption

August 10, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 10 2012 – A sweet 7-month old black and white cat is recovering from surgery to repair a broken leg suffered when she was thrown from a moving vehicle in Roxbury on June 29, according to veterinarians at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Care and Adoption Center in Jamaica Plain, Mass.  The cat, named “Cleo,” by Adoption Center staff, owes her life to Amanda and Kimberly Troisi, motorists who witnessed Cleo being flung from a car traveling ahead of them on Centre Street near Dudley Square.  They immediately pulled over and scooped up the frightened, badly injured cat and rushed her to the MSPCA-Angell’s Shalit-Glazer Clinic.


Veterinarians at the Shalit-Glazer Clinic—which provides lifesaving medical care for homeless animals that are then be placed for Adoption—discovered that Cleo’s rear leg was fractured, and would require an operation to repair.  The surgery was performed that same week.  Cleo has been recovering well and enjoying what every cat her age loves to do: alternating between chasing toys and napping in the sunlight. 

 Cleo with MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center Staffer Katie Armour (credit: MSPCA-Angell)


Cleo is now up on the MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center floor and staffers hope to find a loving and permanent home for her.  Potential adopters interested in Cleo can find more information about her—and on the adoption process—by clicking here.


Said Dr. Cindi Cox, head veterinarian for the Shalit-Glazer Clinic: “Cleo is an especially lucky cat because had it not been for Amanda and her quick thinking, it’s possible she could have died.  I’m grateful that she made it to us and we were able to heal her ahead of finding a loving and permanent home for her.”


The MSPCA-Angell’s three state-wide Adoption Centers take in and place thousands of animals into new homes each year.  To view the agency’s database of adoptable animals, click here.




The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit