Six kittens were abandoned in a box on the Freetown Road in July. A kind man who was walking along the road saw a little kitten peeking over the edge of the box and investigated. There were six kittens, all around five weeks of age.
Thanks to this gentleman, the kittens found themselves in the care of Keeping Cats Homed. Had this man not found them, they were at risk of being prey for predators, being killed by a car or dehydration from the heat.
As the president of Keeping Cats Homed wrote on our Facebook page: "To the individual(s) who left these six adorable approximately five-week-old kittens in a cardboard box on the side of the Freetown Road, please know that leaving them there was not necessary. There are many rescue groups that would have accepted them and countless cat lovers who would have taken them to get them somewhere safe. Leaving any helpless animals in a cardboard box should never even be considered. Please, please, please don't ever think that this is OK. Contact KCH, the PEIHS, or anyone! These kittens did not deserve this.”
Sharon Dunn, (Application committee chair, Keeping Cats Homed),