FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man on a morning walk rescued a kitten trapped in a plastic zippered bag on Thursday.
Three kittens had been put in the bag and abandoned in the middle of the road in New Haven on Thursday, according the Allen County SPCA.
The bag, found on North River Road, had been run over by a vehicle and the only one of the kittens survived. All three kittens were taken to the ACSPA, where the surviving kitten was named Mercy.
Mercy will stay in foster home until she’s ready to be adopted.
The Allen County SPCA sent the littermates to be cremated.
“We were really saddened by it,” Jessica Henry, shelter director said. “It is unfathomable that in this day and age, someone literally would trap those kittens with no way out, whatsoever, and allow them to suffer like that.” Henry continued, “It will be our honor to help Mercy find a loving forever home where she will always be safe and out of harm’s way.”
The Allen County SPCA implores anyone unwilling or unable to care for any animal of any age to please seek humane alternatives for placement. Citizens are urged to contact Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control or the Allen County SPCA for assistance with unwanted pets.