A rescued kitten at the Fond du Lac Humane Society shelter is tugging at hearts all over Wisconsin.

The 8 week old kitten – nicknamed ‘Purrito’ – was discovered in the parking lot of the Taco Bell restaurant on East Johnson street last Wednesday night, July 12th. Witnesses told shelter officials that the kitten had been run over by a truck.

Because of the severe injury,  shelter workers say Purrito’s back leg cannot be saved and will have to be amputated. That surgery, as well as vaccination, neuter and treatment for an upper respiratory infection mean his medical costs will climb well over $1000.00.

The Fond du Lac Humane Society is raising money for Purrito’s medical care right now, through the Sweetie Medical fund,  and keeping Facebook followers up to date on his progress.

While he is now being cared for in a foster home, it’s hoped that Purrito will have a forever home once he’s well enough. The shelter is also seeking applications for adoption.