A couple in Lorain, Ohio, is facing animal cruelty charges after a litter of newborn kittens were discovered inside of a parked car, on a hot day. According to Cleveland.com, a good Samaritan called the police on August 21 after finding a bucket, holding four tiny kittens, inside of a vehicle that was parked outside of a Motel 6.
The good Samaritan told the police that a man and woman placed the kittens inside of the car after moving out of the hotel – they proceeded to leave for a walk. The woman confronted the couple because one of the kittens had died. The man pulled the dead kitten out of the car and put it somewhere, but the witness didn’t know where.
According to the police report, it was 85 degrees that day, and the interior of the car had climbed to 125 degrees. A responding officer was able to use a tool to gain access to the interior of the car and retrieve the kittens, who were believed to be just two weeks of age. The couple returned to the car while the police were there and the man tried to leave, but was apprehended by the officers. The woman told the officers that they had left the kittens in the car so they could walk to a fast food restaurant for food.
The couple is charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. There was no mention of where the kittens were taken after being rescued from the car.
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