The 7-month-old cat fractured his leg in the ordeal

By Amy Jamieson
Updated February 16, 2016 11:05 PM

Boomer was left for dead in the middle of a road.

Thankfully, a good Samaritan saw someone throw the orange cat from a moving car in Anderson, California, on Feb. 6 and swooped in to help him, according to KRCR News, who first reported the story.

While the person who tossed the cat got way, Boomer is now in good hands with Stillwater Cat Haven, the animal rescue who took him in. After suffering scratches and a broken leg in the ordeal, the 7-month-old is now recovering from femur surgery at a foster home.

“It really tells you that the person who did it doesn’t give a hoot about that kitty, didn’t know whether he landed on his head and broke his spine or broke all his feet and ran off and couldn’t be caught. I can’t live with myself if I can’t help,” the rescue’s founder, Joan Neptune, told KRCR News.

Stillwater Cat Rescue needs help paying for Boomer’s pricey $1,500 surgery, click here if you’d like to contribute.

“He is an adorable boy. For an animal that was abused so severly, he was a good patient and very easy going and trusting,” Stillwater Cat Haven volunteer Nanci Sackett told PEOPLE in an email. “He seems to be good natured, is affectionate and playful.”

As soon as Boomer heals, he’ll be available for adoption. For updates on his progress, visit the rescue’s Facebook page.