Three kittens are lucky to be alive on Friday morning after store employees heard the tiny bundles of fur meowing loudly inside an electrical pipe at a Piney Flats, Tenn. food store according to wjhl.com.
Store employees were able to rescue three of the kittens, but still heard more plaintive cries from the inside of the electrical conduit. When Animal Control arrived, authorities used wire with a sponge attached to push the other kittens towards the opening. One kitten took refuge under a dumpster; hopefully she will be humanely trapped and rescued soon. Sadly, the fifth kitten died.
Animal control is convinced the kittens never would have hidden in the pipe and believe some cruel person intentionally stuffed the defenseless animals in there.
The three kittens are now available for adoption at the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter, located at 525 Sells Ave. in Johnson City, Tenn.
If you have any information as to the person responsible for such a cruel deed, please call the shelter at (423)-926-8769.
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