Cat thrown from moving truck recovers after surgery

Sam the kitten
A kitten is now being treated after someone threw him at a wall from a moving vehicle.

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A little kitten who was severely injured after being thrown from a moving truck and into a brick wall is on the road to recovery. Little Sam is already up and playing after getting his front left leg amputated just over a week ago.

The vet thought he might have eye issues and could be blind but it looks like his eyesight is also doing well.

The 8-week-old kitten was brought into the Bosque Animal Clinic last Wednesday after someone saw him being hurled at the wall from a truck on Camelot Boulevard in Los Lunas.

As for Sam, well there are so many people who want to adopt him, the Bosque Animal Clinic plans on holding an adoption application process to get him the best home. They hope to start that in about a week after he gets his sutures out.

The Alliance against Animal Abuse is offering a $500 reward to catch the person responsible. If you have information call Los Lunas police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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