Hello Humankindness: Local teacher rescues cat dragged by car

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (Oct. 30, 2017): The GoFundMe page for "Gordo" has now raised $1,100 of its $2,000 goal.

You can donate and help pay for Gordo's recovery by clicking on this link.

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We bring you another act of Humankindness as a local teacher spots a cat being dragged by an SUV and jumps into action.

Ora Stephenson says back on Sept. 29, just after 7 a.m., she saw the cat hanging from the vehicle's undercarriage at a red light at Stockdale Highway and Coffee Road.     

She says she honked, but the driver just shrugged. They hit another red light.

That's when Stephenson and another woman jumped out of their vehicles and grabbed the cat, just before that second light turned green.

Stephenson took the cat to her classroom at Virginia Elementary School for the day, then took it home, where she eventually realized something was wrong.

"It was a couple days later we noticed he was having problems urinating or he seemed to be in pain and I actually thought it was a female at first. So I brought him to Coffee Road Animal Hospital," Stephenson said.

"Upon examination, they decided they determined this was actually a male cat, but apparently he had been drug for awhile on the road and it scraped off a good portion of his penis."

So the cat they're calling "Gordo" had surgery to remove its private part. We're told he's OK now.

Even though "Gordo" had the procedure, they still need help covering the cost. He's got a GoFundMe page setup, with $880 dollars raised toward a $2,000 goal.


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