The cat that was thrown from a car at Newport in late July has found a new home, with the young woman who rescued him.

The cat was named ‘Big Ginge’ by the vets he was taken to for treatment, Northside Veterinary Specialists at Terrey Hills.

Following his treatment, he recuperated with SAFE Animal Rehoming, an animal care charity that was set up following the closure of the Animal Welfare League shelter at Ingleside in September 2017.

SAFE Animal Rehoming offer unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs an opportunity to find a new family. Big Ginge was cared for at their rehoming centre for cats at Roseville.

The 19-year-old woman who rescued him, Julia Allen from Mona Vale, stayed in contact with SAFE Animal Rehoming during his care and formally adopted him last week.

Ms Allen was on her way to work at a cafe in Avalon when she saw the cat being thrown from a vehicle travelling north along Barrenjoey Road, Newport.

She stopped and found Big Ginge in a distressed state at the side of the road. With the assistance of other passers-by, the cat was taken to Northside Veterinary Specialists for life-saving surgery.

A spokesperson for SAFE Animal Rehoming announced the news of Big Ginge finding a new home on Saturday, 05 September.

“Julia, the lovely lady who helped save his life, has just adopted him and he will find a loving home with her and her family. It’s been a rough few weeks for this sweet cat but now he has finally ‘landed all fours’ finding his new forever home.”

A police investigation was launched into the incident, with the hunt for the vehicle and its occupants ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Image: Supplied by SAFE Animal Rehoming

SAFE Animal Rehoming is a registered animal welfare charity that receives no government funding and relies on community donations to provide food and medication for rehomed animals. Their motto is ‘Adopt don’t shop’. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.