EDMOND, Okla. -- There are at least 60 cats and kittens available for adoption at Edmond's Animal Shelter.
But there is only one with three legs.
Welfare officer, Kenney Stevenson said, "Her name is Angel. You'll know why by the end of the story."
This 6-month-old abuse victim captures the hearts and attention of everyone who meets her.
They said the "smile" birthmark on Angel's belly reflects her personality.
Stevenson said, "She's just a wonderful cat. She's got everything going for her."
You'd never know this kitten's two left legs and hip were shattered less than two weeks ago in an unthinkable act of abuse.
Before they left, they tossed out two kittens like footballs.
One of the kittens scampered away and disappeared.
The Good Samaritan was able to scoop up the other cat and take her to a shelter for help.
Angel went straight to emergency surgery and now screws are holding her front leg together.
Stevenson told us, "I will never understand why someone would do this. I thought I'd seen everything, then something new comes."
The witness was so focused on saving the injured kitten, she was unable to give investigators many details about the suspects.
Nevertheless, animal welfare officers refuse to let this crime go unpunished.
Stevenson said, "It may take a month, maybe two months down the road. Maybe this story will help. Somebody saw something and will come forward and say, 'I did see something.'"
Angel will live to see a brighter future.