A litter of newborn kittens are safe in the care of the Humane Society of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA after good Samaritans rescued them one day last week.
Christi Jarvis and Randal Campbell were out walking their dog when Christi heard high-pitched distressed cries that sounded like whining. The couple put their dog in the car and followed the cries along a lower river road near Vancouver Lake. There they discovered four kittens, about four days old, in a sealed plastic bag.
“I was afraid they were going to die,” Christi told KOIN TV as she talked about her concern that the babies were near suffocation. She and Randal rushed the animals to a Banfield Animal Hospital location where vets fed them and said they were in good condition. The kittens were then transferred to the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. They will remain in foster care with the Humane Society until they are ready for adoption in a couple of months. The kittens – two boys and two girls – will be spayed and neutered and will have their shots by the time they are made available for adoption.
“They are as healthy as can be at this point,” said Lisa Feder, the Director of the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.
Animal Control is investigating the case.
This raw video of the kittens was shot while they were at the Banfield Animal Hospital fter being found.