Florida sheriff’s officers rescue abandoned kittens

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Caring law enforcement officers in South Florida found four kittens in a box at the side of a road and rescued the babies from the extreme heat on a day when temps reached 91 degrees. The kittens are now in foster care.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in Fort Myers, wrote at Facebook Thursday: “At 2:46 this afternoon, Captain Keith Day and Deputy Justin Adams were patrolling in the area of Santa Maria Dr. and S. Tamiami Trail. Captain Day saw a cardboard box off to the side of the road. Inside the box was a litter of kittens that had been abandoned. The kittens are currently enjoying the comfort of Captain Day’s car (and air conditioning) as they await the arrival of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.”

Lee County Domestic Animal Services has placed the kittens in foster care. The kittens are 3-4 weeks old and will be made available for adoption when they are ready.

A spokeswoman for the shelter told the News-Press that the kittens were somewhat shy and ‘hissy’ when they arrived but they appeared to be healthy.

“We do not know their background, obviously, so I can only tell you that they appear fine now,” animal services public relations and information manager Ria Brown told the News-Press . “Abandoned pets typically have no vaccine history and/or haven’t received proper care. We provide all the shots, dewormer, flea treatment, etc. We’ll have a better idea of their long-term prognosis during their time in foster care.”










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