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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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11:33AM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

Someone cruel enough to do such a thing should pay....

5:18PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

POS who do dumb stuff like this need to be shot!

4:54AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

A great shout out to the woman. There is something that is bothering about the post. She says she contacted rescue groups and they would not help her. I would like that explained.

6:43PM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

Than ks to all concerned.

5:13AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

How awful those poor kittens, especially the little ones that died. What an amazing dog you have who saved them. Good luck kitties in your new homes

5:06AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

Forgot to say in my last post …. what a great dog, he deserves a medal, and lots of LOVE.! The owners are lucky to have him, xx

5:03AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

What a super story for at least 2 of the kittens, sad for the others that have died. So cruel of people to do this to kittens / or any animal. All it needs is for people to be responsible if they are going to have pets, and not to get rid of them in this way. Take them to a cat haven, vets, advertise, but don't put them in a bag, and leave them on a busy road like that … very cruel.!

10:20PM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

What a great dog!

9:16PM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Thank you Kelly for helping poor babies, and get a big doggie treat for Reagan ♥ ♥ ♥

This was an act of cruelty or desperation? Take the bag of kittens and dump them off at some shelter, not in the road. No desperation there. Just plain cruelty. I have no other words for this horror.

Hope Tipper and Skipper get a home together ♥ ♥ ♥

10:02AM PDT on Sep 7, 2014

wonderful doggie :):)

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