In yesterday's local paper (Olds, Alberta) there was a story run about some abandoned kittens.
A woman had gone to stay overnight with a friend. When she got up and left in the morning to go to work, she discovered an animal carrier in the back of her pickup. She heard the very soft and plaintive mews of 6 very young kittens!!

They were taken to the local veterinarian's office and were estimated to be only 3 days old. They are now being held there for care until they are old enough to be adopted out.

These poor kittens were left alone, without protection or body heat for an undetermined length of time. The overnight temperature dropped to only 45F...and they had no mom to feed or cuddle them!
In the meantime, the local RCMP and everyone else who cares is looking for the person or persons responsible for such a despicable act of cruelty. I sure hope whoever did this is caught soon and punished!

Hugs,
Lynn
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In yesterday's local paper (Olds, Alberta) there was a story run aboutsome abandoned kittens.

Oh, yes, litterbox offerings to this scum, too. And purrs for the kittens to make it.

Marina, Frank and Nikki
Many purrs from us for the babies to survive their ordeal. Christine
How could anyone do this?
The little babies must have a strong spirit to survive being left in the cold like that..I am sure they will grow to be strong, healthy and spirited cats.
I feel bad for Gizmo when it is cold, and we have a heater.

Purrs for the person whose car they ended up in that she did the right thing by taking them to the vet.
Purrs for the kittens that they grow into healthy cats (aka. Big Kittens)

PURRS TO ALL!!!
Angela
At the risk of being beaten to a bloody pulp, may I point out that whoever put the kittens in the back of that truck was trying to give them a chance, and did. That carrier could just as easily been dropped into the drink, or left where nobody would have found it. I'm not sure I'd be so quick to condem or punish someone for what may have been an act of kindness. It rather depends on their intent and the circumstances, doesn't it, and we know nothing of either.

Suppose, just for the sake of argument, the person who left them had been told by some authority figure, such as a parent, to drop the kittens off the bridge. Now, thanks to all the publicity, this person might be at some risk at home. I think I could make the case for someone who would be cruel to animals being a child abuser as well, without much difficulty. It all seems to come from the same mind set, I think. My only point is not to be so quick about making judgements.

Jack
Good point, Jack.
Still, there is somebody out there somewhere who deserves litterbox contents and the harshest hisspits for condemning said animals to the hands of Fate, whether that be the authority figure in your hypothetical situation or otherwise.
So hisspits for the person ultimately responsible for not being responsible, and lots and lots of purrs and very gently headbutts to the kitties.

And many kudos to the lady who had the compassion to take the kitties to the vet.
Yowie
In yesterday's local paper (Olds, Alberta) there was a story run about some abandoned kittens. A woman had gone to ... carrier in the back of her pickup. She heard the very soft and plaintive mews of 6 very young kittens!!

Hisspits and litterbox offerings, I'm sure others can supply some doggy doo doos as well.

Adrian
A House Is Not A Home, Without A Cat.
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In yesterday's local paper (Olds, Alberta) there was a story ... very soft and plaintive mews of 6 very young kittens!!

Hisspits and litterbox offerings, I'm sure others can supply some doggy doo doos as well.

I can contribute litterbox offerings, hairballs, and birdie bombs.

Seanette Blaylock
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Hisspits and litterbox offerings, I'm sure others can supply some doggy doo doos as well.

I can contribute litterbox offerings, hairballs, and birdie bombs. Seanette Blaylock

Birdie bombs are the best!! Very acidic!

Hugs,
Lynn
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