Full-disclosure: I think anyone who abuses animals is a piece of shit and I’d like to break their kneecaps with a crowbar.
That having been said, let’s proceed.
I stumbled upon a story that is both one of the best and worst things I’ve read about in quite some time.
In order to get it out of the way, let’s start with the worst:
Some asshole took a litter of kittens and sealed them inside a Meow Mix bag and tossed the bag out on a busy road near Des Moines, Iowa.
Ultimately, the bag was run over by oncoming traffic.
The original WHOTV report details the results:
“It was gruesome, quite gruesome because the kittens; there was a litter of 4 or 5 of them and you couldn’t tell if there were 2 or 3 in the bag because they had been run over by a vehicle. It was not a pretty sight,” says Linda Blakely of the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary and Rescue.
Luckily, the story doesn’t end there.
The bag was still sitting in traffic when a yellow lab named Reagan picked it up and carried it all the way home to his owner.
Reagan’s owner was used to finding a number of his “treasures” around the yard and didn’t think much of the bag at first.
She said that Reagan started acting very strange around the bag and eventually he started to whine until the owner relented and opened the bag revealing the grisly contents, but also two surviving kittens.
Reagan’s owner spent that night cleaning up the kittens and feeding them.The next day she was turned down by five different shelters in her attempts to give the cats to someone who could be of more help.
Eventually, the kittens were accepted by the aforementioned Linda Blakely and the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary and Rescue.
At the RVAS the two kittens—Skipper and Tipper—were cared for on rotating 72-hour schedules that included bottle feeding to keep them eating.
Skipper and Tipper were very weak the staff at RVAS didn’t anticipate they’d survive, but the two kittens proved resilient and three months later have officially been deemed healthy and ready for adoption.
I realize this story is really out of left field and doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but sometimes it’s just good to see a shitty situation end up with a silver lining.