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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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2:39PM PDT on Oct 1, 2014

What a wonderful dog!

11:33AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Reagan is a hero. Like our yellow Lab Stevie, she only wanted to help the kitties & have little furry friends.
Our Mackie was sealed in a box & thrown on the side of the road. Fortunately, the evil man who did it was caught. We adopted Mackie from the Humane Society & she lived with us for the next 14 years. She was the sweetest little tuxedo cat. Very vocal--she gave herself a new name by going around the house saying, "Mack! Mack!"

11:05AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

What kind of monster puts little kittens into a cat food bag, seals the bag and puts the bag near a high way. You would have to be a psychopath to do such a thing.
Poor little sweet hearts. They must have been terrified inside that dark bag and then
what happened to their siblings is nightmarish. So glad that Reagan dragged the bag
with the kittens back to his home. That is one smart dog. It is a miracle that the two
fur babies , Skipper and Tipper, survived, but survived they did and they look like they
are doing well. I hope with all my heart that both of them are adopted together, which
they no doubt will be as they are bonded of course. Bless you sweet little ones. I hope you find your fur ever home soon where you will be loved and well cared for.

8:36AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Sad that people could be so cruel.

8:09PM PDT on Sep 24, 2014

Sad story happy ending...xoxoxox to Reagan!

5:24PM PDT on Sep 24, 2014

Poor little fur-babies. What a good dog to save them.

10:26AM PDT on Sep 24, 2014

That is one smart and caring dog. Reagan, I hope you got some extra love and some goodies for being such a good dog. To the owners of Reagan, thank you for checking out the bag. Without you these two kitties wouldn't be alive. To Tipper and Skipper, I know someone out there will provide you a warm and loving home. All ya'll are blessed.

3:38PM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

Some very sick people live among us.

Not particularly fond of the dogs name, but he's a real hero.

8:05AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

Bravo, Reagan! You are my hero!

11:33AM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

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

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