MT. HEALTHY, OH (FOX19) - A local rescue group wants to know why someone stuffed two litters of kittens into garbage bags and dumped them at a park, leaving them to die.
Tony Schank said he was driving through Triple Creek Park in the Mt. Healthy area on Saturday when he found three kittens inside a trash bag that had been dumped on the side of the road. Then, on Sunday, Schank said he found another seven kittens inside a second garbage bag that was on the same street.
"The one bag had some clothing in there, and when I pulled them out, they were wet from perspiration. They had probably been in there for six hours at least," Schank said.
Schank and his neighbor Susie Dick reached out to rescues for help. After connecting and communicating with people far and wide, Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue agreed to step in.
The 10 kittens that make up two separate litters are now in foster homes. Overall, the kittens are doing well. Some of them are so small and so young, they are being bottle fed. The fact they survived, per rescuers, is a feat in and of itself.
"Happy they didn't get run over, or you know, there are so many animals out here, they easily could have been preyed upon for dinner," Dick said.
Rescuers believe the felines are lucky to have love and serve as a reminder that there are other ways to get help if you're feeling overwhelmed.
"Spay and neuter. Reach out to the resources that are available," Dick said.
"Call somebody. Don't put them in a bag," Schank said. "Don't kill them."