Two kittens, just a few months old, were left on the side of a Groton road in a cardboard box.
Now police said they are trying to find whoever did it.
Groton Animal Control said it already received a number of adoption requests for the pair.
Officials said an alert dog being taken for a walk sensed that something wasn’t right with the discarded and taped up box on Lambtown Road.
The female calico and male tabby have a temporary home at the Groton Animal Shelter.
The brother and sister, which are about 3 months old, were found around 1 p.m. on Tuesday. They were taped inside a cardboard box.
“They're playful, they're lovable,” said Christine O’Brien, Animal Control officer. “Other than a little bit of fleas and flea dirt, which we already treated them for. They are in great shape."
Police said they’re hoping someone comes forward with information about the cats’ owner.
"[They were] somebody who is desperate maybe to get rid of them,” O’Brien said. “Or didn't know enough to call animal control or rescue.”
Animal control said it will hold on to the kittens for a few more weeks before giving them up for adoption.
In the meantime, if anyone wants to help it said the Groton Animal Shelter could use it. A link can be found here.
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