Kitten Makes National Headlines After Cute-Bombing Live Broadcast

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New viewers are always important in the television news industry. For one Detroit station, a visit from one of their cutest audience members has really upped their ratings.

During a live broadcast from 7 Action News on Detroit’s ABC station WXYZ-TV in Washtenaw County, Michigan, a small kitten made its way into reporter Nima Shaffe’s shot.

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“As we were wrapping up … Lucky Seven, as she’s been named, got vocal and started to steal the spotlight,” Shaffe told Buzzfeed. “She was scurrying about underneath cars and meowing really loud.”

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Shaffe let Seven have her moment on air, and called the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Corporal Carla Wilson was available to take the kitten to the shelter, where she was cleaned up, cared for, and set up to find her new adoptive parents.

“First she has to go to foster care to gain some weight before they can microchip her and give her some more TLC,” Shaffe said. “So it could be anywhere from a month or two before she’s available for adoption.”

Corporal Carla Wilson takes Lucky Seven to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

Corporal Carla Wilson takes Lucky Seven to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

Shaffe has said, if he can’t take her home, he would like to see her go to a family that appreciates her talent.

“I just want Lucky Seven to be in a house where she’ll be social, because she’s extremely social,” Shaffe said. “She likes to talk. She likes to tell people her life story.”

Anything can happen on live TV, which is why we are so happy for Lucky Seven and her chance at a forever home. For a more touching tribute to a faithful friend, read this story about anchor Chad Tucker, who said goodbye to his dog Otis on air after a weekend full of bucket list activities.

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and world traveler with a background in journalism, graphic design, and French pastry. He likes to learn new things whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, folk music and coffee.