Far too often, police stations around the globe receive “suspicious package” reports. Officers bravely approach and investigate the objects, handling each call as a life-or-death situation. For officers with the Miami Gardens Police Department, they recently got a call that was just that. On Tuesday night, March 19th, they responded to a suspicious package found on the side of the Palmetto Expressway. It was when they noticed the black plastic bag was moving, that their dispatch turned into a rescue mission. They found three abandoned kittens in the trash bag–only a few weeks old at the most.
The call came in around 9:15 pm, and no one knows how long the bag had been there.
It’s very curious though that someone made the call to begin with. Don’t get me wrong–it’s great that there are caring citizens who will call on random garbage on the side of the highway. It’s also sad to think their abandoner was the one who made the call. Reports didn’t mention the call was anonymous, so hopefully they were able to investigate the caller and rule them out.
Regardless, the officers now had to focus on making sure the precious souls survived. Besides being hungry though, the kittens were in decent shape. Again, likely not having been abandoned too long ago–thankfully! They would go to the vet in the morning since there was no clear signs of distress.
When they all arrived back at the station, officers were met by a woman in the lobby who expressed interest in taking one kitten. After confirming her legitimacy, she happily brought her new kitten back home.
The other two, a brother and sister, went home with the officer that night. Unfortunately, she had no supplies and the duo ended up staying in an empty drawer. Much better than a trash bag on the side of the road though!
The next morning the pair returned to the station to start a better life.
The department’s victim advocate, Karen Brent, happily took the babies into her care. When the local news station, WPLG Local10.com, stopped by to visit, Karen introduced them to the world.
“They are still going to get checked out because we don’t know if the bag was tossed on the side of the road–if there are any injuries,” Brent said. “But to put them in there like they are trash and leave them on the side of the road. Someone could have run over them.”
Everyone at the station is fully supporting of the kittens but sadly, no adopters stepped forward. At their age however, it’s best that they are with an experienced fosterer. Their hope is that a local rescue group or shelter can take the kittens in. Then, when they are old enough, they’ll be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and adopted out!
At the time of the news interview, the tiny siblings didn’t even have names.
That is until Local 10 anchorman, Todd Tongen, make an absolutely purrfect suggestion! To prepare yourself for the uniquely fitting names, peek at the face Karen Brent made when he said the names. Sorry Karen, it’s just a purrfectly honest and adorable reaction!
“Can I suggest names?” Local 10 Todd Tongen asked.
“I would love names because that is so difficult for me,” Brent said.
“How about Paul and Meadow? Palmetto?” Tongen replied.
So world, officially meet kitten siblings, Paul and Meadow!
The two road rescues have touched the hearts of everyone who meet them. The department is hoping that they are adopted as a pair and can travel “this road of life” together. They’ve already come a long way from being kittens abandoned in a trash bag on the expressway!
REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP; FOSTERING SAVES LIVES & SPAY AND NEUTER!
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