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Woman saves kitten thrown from window on I-90 in Spokane Valley

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Trooper only has bumps and bruises. Trooper only has bumps and bruises.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Kendra Robinson was heading home along Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley Friday morning when something caught her eye.

"All of the sudden I saw this cat being thrown out the window," Robinson recalls. "The kitten rolled. I almost hit it... I just could not believe it... My hands went right over my mouth and I was like 'I gotta go save this kitten's life.'"

Shocked at what she had just seen, Robinson whipped her car around to try to go rescue that cat that was still trapped on the freeway.

"I was looking for this kitten and as soon as I spotted it, there was a State Patrol [trooper] right there and they caught me for speeding," Robinson said. She explained to Trooper Tom Shirey what she had just seen. and the kitten needed help. Carefully, the two were able to rescue the cat trapped on the median and threw a jacket over it.

Afterward, Trooper Shirey had a simple request.

"He wanted his name to be Trooper."

Kendra then brought that cat to Spokanimal to get checked out. Employees told her they were amazed at the condition the kitten was in.

"Going 70 miles an hour down a freeway and getting thrown out a window and the only thing you have is a little mark on your face is actually pretty amazing," said Nicole Wiens with Spokanimal.

Unbelievably the 3-month old Tabby survived with only bumps and bruises.

Kendra stopped by to check on Trooper before he goes to a new loving home.

"I'm so happy," Kendra says. "He's very, very lucky, that's for sure."

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