Three boxes of cats dumped at Safeway

Happy September Sonoma! Do I have a story for you. This is why I am so blessed to be a part of Pets Lifeline.

Two weeks ago, Shoshana Brown, (you all know Shoshana, right?) came running into my office summoning me to come to our intake room exclaiming, “You won’t believe what just came in.”

Seeing the seriousness in her expression, I quickly followed her into our intake room to see three large produce boxes all taped up. Shoshana told me a woman had brought them to us after finding them by the dumpster at Safeway. She said she heard something meow.

We slowly opened the first box to find a lovely tortie mom with three adorable 2-week-old kittens (one orange tabby and two fluffy black ones). Mom and the kids looked OK and were not in any imminent danger. We quickly put them into a carrier so we could open the other two boxes.

The second box had another mom, a harlequin tortie with two older kittens, probably about 2.5 months old. Again, all looked OK; into a carrier they went. The third box, which was meowing loudly, contained a single large fluffy black male cat. We promptly got all of our new residents settled into cages with food, water, litter boxes and soft comfy bedding. Then we both just looked at each other in complete and total disbelief. You may recall the heat wave we were having a couple of weeks ago, and the thought that anyone could leave these cats taped inside boxes next to a dumpster in over 90 degree weather with no food or water, well need I say more?

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