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Freeway, one of the baby kittens tossed into traffic on State Route 99 in June, has made a good recovery.

She is now a healthy three or four pounds, spayed and ready for adoption, according to Kirsten Gross, the director of the Madera County Animal Shelter.

The 6-week-old, gray-andtan speckled kitten was tiny and weak and had a jaw injury when rescued from the freeway by an officer from the California Highway Patrol.

She was the only one that was found and survived of the four or five kittens that were seen being tossed from the moving vehicle into the traffic lane on the morning of June 20, according to witnesses. The tan or gold minivan from which the kittens were tossed was never located, in spite of the $500 reward offered for information about the incident...


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