BOSTON (CBS) — A tiny kitten is getting ready to undergo a complex surgery after he was likely hit by a car in Allston earlier this week.

The 4-month-old black-and-white cat that’s been named “Captain Crunch” was found behind the KFC on Beacon Street Tuesday, suffering from a traumatic injury. He was rushed to MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain by a Good Samaritan.

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Veterinarians say it’s a “minor miracle” Captain Crunch is alive after breaking both his hind legs and several teeth.

Captain Crunch will undergo surgery next week (Image credit MSPCA-Angell)

Captain Crunch will undergo surgery next week (Image credit MSPCA-Angell)

“He was in severe pain when he first arrived and he could not walk or place any weight on his hind legs—and he was breathing heavily,” Dr. Sarah Carter said in a statement from the hospital.

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After a delicate operation next week, Captain Crunch will have a steel device bolted around his legs to keep bones aligned and limit his movement while he heals.

“We expect he’ll require about six to eight weeks of cage rest but—owing to his young age and the fact that he’s very healthy otherwise, we expect a full and complete recovery,” MSPCA Adoption Center manager Alyssa Krieger said in a statement. “And we so look forward to the day we can place him into a deserving home.”

His surgery is being paid for by Spike’s Fund, but further donations can be made here. 

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Anyone who might want to adopt Captain Crunch can email