Two Dead Kittens Stuffed In Duffel Bag On Northwood Street, Third Kitten Barely Alive

Friday October 26th, 2012

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The Windsor Essex Humane Society is looking for more information after a serious act of animal abuse.

On Tuesday October 23rd, the Humane Society received a call about a duffel bag that appeared to be “moving”. A Humane Society officer who responded to the scene found that the duffel bag contained two dead kittens and a third kitten who was barely alive.

Humane Society Director Melanie Coulter says “all of the kittens were extremely emaciated, and the surviving kitten was so hypothermic when he arrived that his heart was barely beating and his temperature was too low to register on the thermometer.”

“Thanks to immediate medical care by the Humane Society veterinary team the kitten, now named Optimus, has improved dramatically and is on the road to recovery.”

The Humane Society says that due to their malnourished state, the kittens’ ages were difficult to determine, but they believed them to be between 7 and 12 weeks of age.

The kittens were found in a red and black Sport Tek duffel bag in an empty lot in the 700 block of Northwood in Windsor. The Humane Society says that there are a number of houses nearby, and they hope that someone saw the bag being abandoned. They believe that it was left there on either Monday, October 22nd or early morning on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Anyone with information about who may have neglected and then abandoned these kittens is asked to call the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society investigations department at 519-966-5751, ext 16 or Crimestoppers at 519-258-8477.

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