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Mother cat, kittens abandoned at Cranbrook landfill

Sarah and her kittens, which are five weeks old, are seen in this photo submitted by the B.C. SPCA.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / B.C. SPCA
May 22, 2020 - 4:30 PM

A mother cat and her five kittens were recently found abandoned in a closed cardboard box a landfill in the East Kootenays.

The box was left at the dump near Cranbrook where a good Samaritan found the cats and brought them to the local branch of the B.C. SPCA.

“When the kittens arrived they were underweight, dehydrated, and very hungry," Lorie Chortyk with the B.C. SPCA said in a news release. "Given their condition and behaviour, we suspect they may have been without enough food for a while.”

The mother cat has been named Sarah, and the SPCA reports that she is friendly and sweet, despite what she has been through.

Sarah and her five-week-old kittens Grissom, Willows, Taylor, Horatio and Langston are now recovering in a foster home. The kittens are named after characters on the TV show CSI. Apparently a member of the shelter staff in Cranbrook is a fan of the show.

The kittens are named Grissom, Willows, Taylor, Horatio and Langston, after characters on CSI. Apparently a member of the shelter staff in Cranbrook is a fan of the TV show.
The kittens are named Grissom, Willows, Taylor, Horatio and Langston, after characters on CSI. Apparently a member of the shelter staff in Cranbrook is a fan of the TV show.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / B.C. SPCA

The SPCA said the province is currently in "kitten season," and it is urging owners to get their pets spayed and neutered.

Last year, the SPCA rescued nearly 5,500 abandoned and surrendered kittens.

"If you do end up with an unwanted litter, please try to re-home them or take them to an animal shelter or rescue group,” Chortyk said.

“There is absolutely no excuse to leave helpless animals to die amongst piles of garbage.”


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