DAVENPORT, Iowa - Polly Peterson was driving on Highway 61 between Blue Grass and Muscatine when she saw a kitten thrown from the vehicle in front of her on November 27th.
"She, she bounced on the ground, you know, and up and down and then she just laid there," said Polly Peterson.
That's when she knew she had to do something.
"She wasn't moving at all and I thought, I'm not gonna let this little thing go on the side of the road," said Peterson.
Peterson wasn't expecting what happened next.
"Her heart was beating and I was singing to her and praying a little bit and she looked up at me I'm like, no," said Peterson.
Situations like this, it's something the Quad City Animal Welfare Center hears of too often.
"Unfortunately we do, I think that sometimes people they get so desperate and they're not sure what to do and they don't know where to go for help," said Stacey Teager, Community Services Director, Quad City Animal Welfare Center.
For those who don't know what to do with an animal, there are places to go.
"I think that shelters you know really want animals to stay in homes and they'll do whatever they can to help," said Teager.
The little kitten took to her new name Sky, was given a second chance and has a forever home.
"We're adjusting and well the dogs love her and I love her too, so she's gonna make a good addition to the family," said Peterson.