The BC SPCA is asking for donations after discovering a cooler bag with three kittens inside. Staff initially thought it was a bag of towel or blanket donations.
“The tiniest of mews could be heard coming from inside. Staff unzipped the bag a little to make sure air was getting in, then rushed inside to open the bag safely,” the SPCA said in a news release.
The SPCA said the kittens were six months old or younger and could have easily suffocated.
“The babies were a bit lethargic, but thankfully their vitals were OK,” the release said.
The SPCA said the animals were trapped for an unknown amount of time and seemed hesitant to leave the bag.
“Sadly, this is just one example of the many cases of abandonment we see each year,” the SPCA said in a news release.
Bringing an animal that can no longer be cared for to the SPCA is a selfless thing to do, the organization said. Fees can be waived for people who cannot afford them. The SPCA said it is important to provide information about the animal’s medical history to make sure they end up in the right adopted home.
Eight donors contacted the organization offering to match donations up to $12,000.