Collette Blouchard and her brother Michael were just in the right place at the right time to save six tiny kittens without a mother, abandoned in a tied trash bag and thrown in a trash bin outside a South Carolina Walmart. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating.
“I just started crying and it was just the shock that someone could actually throw kittens away.”
“If we weren’t parked there, she would not have heard the animals.”
Collette also spoke to WBTV, adding
“They were newborn kittens, there was still the umbilical cords attached to them, they were still wet so it looks like they were literally born and tossed right in.”
Veterinarian Monica Tarantino rushed to help the kittens, who were in very bad shape when found. She believes they wouldn’t have lasted the rest of the day, since being in the trash bag was slowly suffocating them.
Monica said the kittens will be looking for new homes in about seven weeks. They’re not in need of any donations to care for the kittens, instead asking for people to donate to their favorite rescue in the kittens’ honor.
A Facebook post made by Indian Land Animal Hospital stated
“One of the tecnicians said it was their strong voices that saved them. They are nursing but still getting fed by the technicians to supplement them. Sandy loves them so much; as we all do. We will be starting a list of people interested in the babies and Sandy.”
Walmart is said to be going through their security video to see whether the incident was caught on tape. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was contacted late Monday afternoon, and an investigation has been launched in hopes of finding whoever is responsible.
You can keep up with Sandy and her new family, now named Lil Jack, Louie Armstrong (Louie), John Lennon (Lennon), Janis Joplin (Joplon), Frank Sibatra (Frank), and Cricket on the Indian Land Animal Hospital Facebook page.