FRANKLINTON, La. (BRPROUD) – Four kittens were found in a tub after a recent torrential rainstorm in Washington Parish.
The four kittens were left in front of a local shelter after it had closed its doors.
The kittens were not found until the following morning by a local animal control officer.
The tub was full of water after a severe rainstorm and one of the kittens did not make it.
The other three kittens survived but were not in the best condition.
According to the Humane Society of Louisiana (HSLA), “if the kittens’ previous owner had placed the tub under the awning near the front entrance, it would likely have prevented the water from collecting in the tub.”
HSLA is searching for those who were responsible for leaving the kittens in front of the shelter.
A $1,000 reward is available for anyone who can help pinpoint the culprit in this case.
“I urge every pet owner to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. Almost every shelter in America is at or over capacity, and there is no end in sight. The parish has effective low-cost programs, where you can spay or neuter your pet for about $80.00. If the owner of this cat had gotten her fixed, her kittens would not have been left in a plastic tub to fend for themselves, and one would not have suffered and died such a horrible death,” said Kelsey Knight, Washington Parish Shelter Director.
If you have any information that could help lead to an arrest in this case, please call 1-888-6-HUMANE (486-263).