NEW ORLEANS – Buoy the miracle kitty is ready to live out her second life after being rescued from the Mississippi River.

According to the Louisiana SPCA, the three-month-old kitten was found floating in the river under the Crescent City Connection by a construction worker on February 21.

The barely-breathing kitten was taken to the LA SPCA to be treated. Veterinarians at the shelter said the kitten had a fractured femur and was suffering from severe hypothermia. Both her tail and a leg had to be amputated.

LA SPCA CEO Ana Zorrilla said Buoy is a miracle kitten.

"Talk about being at the right place at the right time," Zorrilla said. "If her rescuer hadn’t spotted her, the poor kitten would never have survived. We didn’t think she would make it through the night but she surprised us all."

Zorrilla said Buoy has made an amazing recovery and she has won over the hearts of those who work and volunteer at the shelter.

Buoy is available for adoption. For more information, visit the LA SPCA's website or call (504) 368.5191.