A woman taking out her trash in Los Angeles heard something odd near the dumpster. As she moved closer to investigate, a garbage bag carelessly thrown on the ground suddenly moved!
Slowly, she untied the bag and found 2 cats inside!
She was shocked and appalled that someone would tie the felines up so that they were unable to escape, dooming them to a horrible fate. But on that fateful June day, the two cats were given a new chance at life.
She called Lynwood Animal Care who took the frightened cats to the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne. The staff named the orange and white, female 4-year-old Tabby, Dakota. The other cat is a 1.5 to 2-year-old Siamese mixed male and he was named Noodles.
Both cats were given full exams, flea treatments and vaccines. Dakota had been spayed already but Noodles was not neutered. Neither cat had any signs of injury or trauma thankfully and they were actually very loving to everyone helping rescue them.
This lead to the thought that they were someone’s pets and not feral or strays. That they were just thrown away like trash is absolutely heartbreaking.
“We will probably never know why someone would do such a vile thing,” said spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein. “It’s unconscionable to throw a live animal in the garbage like this. Luckily they were saved by a compassionate citizen.”
But now they are both ready to find their fur-ever homes.
They were both involved in the HEAL, “Helping Enhance Animals’ Lives”, program at the spcaLA. This is an amazing program that helps shy shelter animals with their manners and confidence to show potential adopters their true personalities. It can be very difficult to allow the loving nature of the animals to shine when they are in a shelter, likely scared and still recovering from abuses or neglect they may have encountered.
These two lucky cats are happy to show adopters just how loving, trusting and playful they still are even after being horribly treated. Check out the cute video clips of Dakota they shared on their Instagram page!
If you are interested in adopting the beautiful kitties, please visit the South Bay Pet Adoption Center at 12910 Yukon Avenue in Hawthorne or call 310-676-1149.