Good Samaritan rescues 10 abandoned kittens
When Jonathan Breedon heard the cries of a kitten near his Vaughan Rd. home early yesterday morning, he thought nothing of it.
But when he heard the same cries in the mid-afternoon, he decided to investigate.
Breedon traced the noise to the open backyard of a house at Cedric and Jesmond Aves. Rummaging through a pile of wood, he stepped on a wood basket.
A kitten crawled out of the No Frills shopping bag beside it.
"I'm like, `Okay, there's a baby cat in there,'" said Breedon, 23. "`Oh my gosh, maybe there's two or three.'"
There were 10 kittens in the bag – newborns, their umbilical cords still attached.
"I was shocked and disgusted. How could anybody do that? They're just babies. You've got to take responsibility for them."
Breedon has rescued animals before, including three abandoned dogs and a baby squirrel he found on a bridge over Allen Rd.
He took the kittens home, washed them in his bathtub, and fed them each an ounce of milk. Then he wrapped them in a towel, placed them in a box and brought them to the grateful Humane Society.
The kittens will be placed in a program to help them transition into an existing litter, spokesperson Ian McConachie said.
Source: Toronto Star
I was saddened when I saw this on the news last night. What cold-hearted person would do this??!! I hope they catch whoever left these kitties to die!
April 24 update: One of the kitties has died :(