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Kittens found in trash can in Boardman

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Police are investigating a possible animal cruelty case after finding a  litter of kittens in a trash can.

The incident occurred last Saturday shortly after midnight.

A neighbor at Martin's Mobile Home Estates, Nicole Myers, told police she heard the kittens crying in a trash can, according to a police report. She stated she had previously observed her neighbor outside for several minutes prior.

Two newborn kittens were found in a white plastic bag in the can. They were immediately removed by the neighbor and taken to a house for care.

Upon further investigation, police found one more kitten in the can, that later lost its life.

According to information filed in the report, a resident told police that the mother of the kittens would not feed them and that a veterinarian would only put them to sleep. 

Myers' sister Andrea Berry says they are each keeping a kitten, and have even named them; Dozer and Houdini.

"These guys should have never had to go through that, it just crushed me. I just hope this woman gets what's coming to her," Berry says.

Berry says upon finding the kittens, they were still wet from birth. She immediately warmed a towel in the microwave and bundled the kittens up.

"They had to have gone from birth, to a bed, to a trash can," she says.

Berry and Myers are both animal lovers, and Berry says her elder female cat has already taken a liking to the new additions, acting as their mother.

Police say they expect to file charges in the case.

 

 

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