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Family Dog Saves Kittens Placed in Bag, Tossed on Highway

Family Dog Saves Kittens Placed in Bag, Tossed on Highway

In a twist to the expression “look what the cat dragged home,” an Iowa woman named Kelly found a huge surprise last August.  She pulled into her driveway to find her dog, Reagan, sitting next to a crumpled Meow Mix bag.  Reagan was known to bring “treasures” home for her but this was different.  He whined incessantly at her. Upon hearing the faint sounds of kittens in distress, she decided to investigate.

To her horror, when she opened the bag she found two tiny three-week-old kittens covered in the viscera of their littermates.

“What was painfully obvious to her was that these kittens were intentionally put in a bag and dumped on the road. It was also apparent that the bag had been run over and that at least two kittens, maybe more, had been crushed; and that her dog had retrieved the bag from the road and brought it up to the house for Kelly to find,” as described by Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue (RVASR), the organization that eventually took these traumatized kitties in.

Kelly reached in the bag and took the frightened kitties inside her home.  She bathed them, fed them and tried to offer comfort.  The next day she tried contacting various rescue organizations only to be told they could not help.  Finally RVASR told her to take the little fellows to their veterinary group and from there, found a foster mom experienced in neo-natal kitten care to take them in.

The Bag Kittens
Now known as the “bag kittens,” the two little boys were named Skipper and Tipper.  With numerous hours of dedicated around the clock care by a foster mom — including hand feeding every two hours — the little guys are now ready for adoption.

The bag kittens are described as brown and cream tabby mixes.  Skipper is curious and energetic and loves to snuggle before nap time.  Tipper is a gentle, sweet and laid-back fellow – a consummate lap kitty.

The Question
The question on everyone’s mind by now is certainly “who could do such a thing?”  But it doesn’t look like an answer to that question will be discovered anytime soon.

If this story doesn’t beg for more spay/neuter laws, I don’t know what does.  Preventing the birth of unwanted kittens (and other pets) certainly makes more sense than shoving a litter of innocent beings into a bag and tossing it on a highway to be killed.

So for now, let’s celebrate the remarkable survival of the bag kittens and wish them well as they search for their fur-ever home.

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Photo of Skipper and Tipper from the Bag Kitten's Facebook Page

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12:36PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

You and your dog are godsends Kelly.

6:16PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Thank you for telling us this heartwarming story. Such a sad beginning and wonderful ending! I'm sure these two lovelies will find a forever home; especially with such a story behind them!

6:09PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Thank you for sharing.. :)
Fortunately there was a dog around to find them ( aren't they amazing ?) and a caring person like Kelly ...
Good luck kitties !!

7:55AM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

It makes me furious!!

11:22AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Unbelievable how someone can do this! Hope these little angels will have a wonderful life now!

6:21AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013


2:27AM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Well, TG for that dog bringing home treasures, 'cause he certainly found 2 that day! I hope whoever did that to these kittens get splatted by a train...bastards! If they were in my city, I'd take both of them in. & I'd like to buy that dog some bacon or something as a reward.

11:58AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Above post should read humanitarian no S

11:56AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

This dog is a much better humanitarians than some people.

1:15PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Lisa p I can't stop thinking of that poor cat and those evil little bastards, I hope to god they're going to be punished for this. That poor cat, it's so upsetting to read these things

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