GILBERT, Arizona. – A Gilbert animal rescue says someone keeps putting kittens in boxes taped around their building.
Dozens of them have been deposited since the spring and unfortunately not all of them have survived.
The rescue is expressed after another fall on October 29.
“They were in some heat distress at the time. We took them inside, brought their body temperatures down and placed them in foster care. They are doing very well now.” said Barb Savoy with Friends from A to Z for life.
Pet Rescue says a woman left an Uhaul box with kittens and a note listing the cats’ names and how she got them at the end of October, but this is said to have happened seven times.
“We don’t want to vilify them”
“That’s why we think the person doing this believes they’re doing something right. We don’t want to vilify them, we don’t think they have bad intentions. They just don’t think about it. until the end.… that it will not be right away that we will find the boxes, ”said Savoy.
Rescue released surveillance footage of the latest incident, showing the woman picking up the box when the pet rescue is closed and pushing it aside. She then drove off in a red Hyundai Elantra.
The box was then found in a donation bin, certainly not intended for live animals. Fortunately, the kittens were found in time.
Earlier this year, two kittens died in a hidden box in mid-summer in Arizona.
“Having them hidden behind bushes inside boxes is unusual,” Savoy said.
Rescue says there are so many ways to bring in a cat, and that’s just not it.
“Winter is coming. All kinds of things happen after dark and we just want to make sure there aren’t any kittens or cats left around the property that we can’t find,” Savoy said.
If you know who the kittens drop-off might be, contact emergency services at 480-497-8296.
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