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Bucket of kittens abandoned outside animal shelter

Bucket of kittens abandoned outside animal shelter

Sierra Hignite | News 8

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — Three kittens were found early Tuesday morning in a bucket outside Muncie Animal Care and Services.

According to the shelter, the kittens were starving by the time they were found.

Employees tried to check the surveillance footage to see if they could tell who dropped the kittens off and when. Due to the lack of light outside, they weren’t able to tell.

The shelter told News 8 it is frustrating when people leave animals on its property without telling anyone. Not only is it a safety risk for the animals, it is also an issue for the shelter.

“Especially with this weather that is about to happen right now, with raining, it gets really cold at night, especially for kittens. They can’t really regulate their own body temperature; they need a mom or at least a heating pad to keep them warm and fed,” said Natalie Beach, an employee at the shelter.

Beach said the shelter is already full and can only accept strays from Delaware County, no pets surrendered by owners.

On Tuesday, all three kittens were with a foster family so they can be fed every two hours.

Robin’s Nest, an agency in Indianapolis, will be picking up the kittens Wednesday morning to take care of them until they are ready for adoption.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.