Kitten rescued after being picked up by a hawk in Virginia Beach


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A kitten was given a second chance when it was rescued by two men with Virginia Beach Public Works after they saw it get picked up by a hawk a few weeks ago. 

Danielle Legg with the Virginia Beach SPCA says the small, gray kitten was brought to them last month after the incident. 

The woman whose yard the kitten was captured in brought the kitten to the VBSPCA, along with the story of its frightening flight. 

The woman tells 10 On Your Side two men followed the hawk after seeing it pick up the kitten in her yard. They startled the hawk, making it drop the kitten from about two stories up in the air.

At first they thought the kitten was dead, but then she started moving. So they brought it to the woman’s home, thinking it might have been hers, she said. 

She brought the kitten to the VBSPCA. Despite the traumatic experience, all the kitten needed was a few stitches. Now, she’s recovering and has found her place in a loving foster home.

Legg decided to foster the kitten after hearing her story. She had recently lost her cat of 14 years and immediately felt connected to this kitten. 

She decided to name her “Kitty Hawk.” Legg said, “She’s a fighter through and through, and every day I learn that.”

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