A police investigation is currently in place to investigate why three tiny kittens were left abandoned in a leather bag on a hot day.
The feline discovery was made when a man noticed the lost messenger bag hanging off the tow ball of his car, a silver Toyota Pajero, which was parked outside of the Lismore Shopping Square in New South Wales in Australia.
As he was loading his newly-purchased groceries into his vehicle, he saw the bag, which he proceeded to unzip and then saw the three kittens.
The man immediately took the bagful of kittens to the Lismore Veterinarian Clinic where they promptly received emergency treatment.
The vets’ first concern was how hot the kittens were due to being inside the leather bag on such a hot day, and they worked to cool down the kittens as they were distressed and panting, due to their body temperatures soaring to almost 42 degrees.
The clinic claimed that the three kittens were not showing “normal feline behaviour” and they were “extremely stressed”.
The clinic commented, “We immediately cooled the kittens down with water and they seem to be recovering well, however we have admitted them for observation overnight.
Once these little kittens have recovered from their ordeal they will be taken into care by a local rescue group to find their new loving homes.”
A police investigation is currently underway as officers are hoping to speak to the man who discovered the kittens hanging on his car and took them to the vet, as well as urging anyone who may have any other information, or had seen anyone with the bag previously in the area, to come forward and offer their information to the investigation.
Comments on social media sites showing the distressed kittens have displayed upset about the stressed kittens and there have even been comments offering to adopt them.
One woman commented on the current law enforcement around animal cruelty, and said: “Time for stronger laws that are actually enacted for animal cruelty.”
Whilst a man commented on the people that carry out these acts against animals. He wrote: “These people are not human. This makes me so angry to see our adorable little pets and animals who just want love back in return what they give us.”
The police investigation to find the culprit of this cruel crime continues.
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