Lucky the kitten escapes death on busy Swiss Cottage road

A terrified kitten was plucked to safety on a busy road in Swiss Cottage after a narrow escape from being crushed by traffic.

Motorists watched in horror as two cars drove over the eight-week-old kitten in Finchley Road, but it somehow managing to avoid being hit by the speeding traffic.

The black and white kitten was plucked from the road by a passer-by and handed into the RSPCA on May 20.

The kitten, named Lucky by rescuers because of her near escape, is now looking for a new home.

Jenny Eden, of the RSPCA, said: “We don’t know if she was thrown out of a car or had just wandered onto the busy carriageway. She is incredibly lucky to be alive.”

Anyone interested in offering Lucky a home can contact Jenny on 07770 350 876 or email animals@rspcacentrallondon.org.uk.

Anyone who knows how Lucky came to be on the carriageway is asked to contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 123 4999.