What I don't understand is why this happened. Why would someone leave kittens to die on the side of a street when an animal rescue organization would take them in a heartbeat? There are so many rescues that would take these kittens in and provide vet care for these sweet creatures!
The News-Journal reports that Robert Mosley was on his morning walk in a Port Orange neighborhood on Sunday morning when he heard a lot of meowing. We included the 911 call below! Mosley saw a garbage bag moving in a ditch.
"I tore open the bag and there were six kittens in the bag," Mosley said. "The bag was tied up and only had a hole in it like somebody poked a finger in it."
There were six kittens that appeared wet and cold were in the bag and a foul odor of urine emanated from the plastic garbage bag, the report states.
Here's the 911 call.
The six kittens included two black and white, a black one, a calico, a tortoiseshell one and an orange and white one, authorities said.
The News-Journal Online article states that the cats were taken to a veterinarian where they are being cared for by the clinic's staff.
"I was horrified by it," said Mosley, a cat lover. "I just can't believe that someone has the heart to do such a thing."
Port Orange police said they are asking the public to help with information about the kittens.
These poor kittens were left in a trash bag in a ditch by some horrible person. This is a case of animal cruelty that this Daytona Beach community is keeping top of mind so this person serves time!
If these kittens needed medical attention they could have been dropped at the local animal shelter, humane society or a call to animal services would have been a great solution. The shelter could neuter the kittens and all the littermates easily could have been put up for adoption.
A first-time cat owner can always call community resources with questions.
We know these little kittens are having a cuddle with their new caretakers and we are so grateful!
Staff note: Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Control Officer Jennifer Macsar at 386-506-5836 or via email at [email protected] or call Volusia County Central Dispatch at 386-248-1777.
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