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Newborn Kittens Thrown Away in Wayne Parking Lot Garbage Can

Animal rescue agencies are now looking for whoever allegedly placed the four kittens in bags and threw them out in front of Corrado's, report says.

Local animal rescue agencies are looking for someone who they say put four newborn kittens into a plastic bag and threw them out as if they were trash in a parking lot garbage can in front of the Corrado’s grocery store on Berdan Avenue, NorthJersey.com reported.

According to the report, an employee heard cat cries coming from the trash can, found the kittens, and brought them to a nearby pet store in an attempt to help them.

The staff worked to save the kittens, but two were already dead and two were in critical condition, the report said.

Animal rescue crew Only Kindness, Inc. rushed the kittens to a veterinarian at Pequannock Animal Hospital who treated the two remaining kittens. Only one, who has since been named Jojo, survived.

According to the report, the cats were two to three days old when they were wrapped in both a plastic and paper bag and discarded.

A "Donations For JoJo" jar is set at Corrado's Pet Store in Wayne, the report said. He will be up for adoption at Only Kindness in about eight weeks, it said.

The agency has filed a police report about the incident, and released the following statement about the incident:

"Animal abuse and neglect is a crime in every state, and the animal victims are entitled to the protection of those laws. The connection between animal cruelty and human violence is well-documented. Animal cruelty is often symptomatic of future abuse of other animals or people. If you have any information pertaining to this incident or any other abuse or neglect, please speak up! You may help prevent future violence against another innocent animal, as well as a child or adult in your community!" 

Anyone with information about who may have thrown away the cats is asked to call 973-897-7170 or email okindness@aol.com.

Michael April 15, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Dear God, you have given us care over all living things; protect and bless the animals who give us companionship and delight, make us their true friends and worthy companions. Amen.
Pad April 15, 2014 at 07:04 PM
They couldn't bring them to the shelter or into Corraddo's. They should be put in the trash whoever they are.
Jacqueline Pisatowski April 16, 2014 at 12:47 AM
How can people be so cruel?? Why did not they take them to an animal shelter?? I will take that kittten.
Real Truth April 18, 2014 at 08:52 AM
the Animal rescue should have called the SPCA immediately after finding the kittens. they were found on Saturday but the SPCA weren't notified until the following Tuesday thru the Wayne Twp ACO. The first 24 hours are critical to an investigation and although meaning well they are not trained to investigate Animal Cruelty.
Only Kindness, Inc April 20, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Immediate action was taken to file reports with authorities on the real day the kittens were found.

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