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

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