DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A local humane society is ready to shell out a reward of up to $1,000 to find whoever abandoned eight cats — six of them less than a year old — in a tote in a Danville parking lot.
According to the Danville Area Humane Society, the reward — which is financed by the Earl Merricks Stop Cruelty Fund — comes in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who put the eight cats inside a tote, closed the lid without adding any air holes, and left the tote in a McDonald’s parking lot on Riverside Drive.
The tote reportedly contained a mother cat and her four four-week-old kittens, as well as two six-month-old kittens and a male tabby estimated to be a year old.
The organization says a good Samaritan brought the cats to the shelter, after which staff members immediately took the cats out of the tote and worked to cool them down.
“There is never a reason to do this to animals,” the Danville Area Humane Society wrote on Facebook on Saturday, July 18. “The owner would have been able to make the ten-minute drive from McDonald’s to the Danville shelter. We are open-admission and would have immediately accepted them.”
If you have any information about his incident, contact the Danville Area Humane Society at (434) 799-0843.