A Wolcott animal shelter is looking for new owners for a family of cats that were abandoned.
Officials said the mother and her kittens were found in a box by a group of people hiking down Spindle Hill Road.
The people took the cats and fed them.
Officials said the kittens are likely around 4 weeks old.
Fortunately for the animals, they are being taken care of by the shelter with love and nurturing.
Roz Nenninger, who works for Wolcott Animal Control, said the kittens and their mother are lucky to be alive.
"They could've been exposed to a numerous amount of wild animals," said Nenninger.
She said they likely never would have been found if it wasn't for the hikers who saved them.
"They found the box and being curious young adults, they opened the box and found the cats," said Nenninger.
Thursday was hot and the conditions were dangerous for the animals, especially when stuffed in a box.
"[The mother] wasn't getting fed, she didn't have proper water, and it yesterday's weather conditions increased like today, mama would have gotten dehydrated, and not been able to produce and care for her kittens," said Nenninger.
They said the animals are healthy and were not harmed.
Officials urge anyone who can't care for their pets to bring them to a local shelter.
The family will be available for adoption in a month.
Anyone interesting can call the pound at (203) 879-7620.
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