PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Pulaski are asking for the public’s help with an animal abuse investigation after two cats — one of which was dead — were found in a bag left on the road Sunday night.
The Pulaski Police Department says officers responded to Route 11 near the intersection of Alum Spring Road at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19 following a report about a suspicious item that was found on the road.
Police say they learned that a passerby had noticed a gray duffle bag in the roadway and went back to move it because it appeared to be a traffic hazard.
However, they reportedly discovered two orange cats with white collars that were zipped up inside the bag.
According to the department, the adult female cat was found dead, but the kitten did not appear to be injured. A passerby took the kitten to deliver it to the animal shelter on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
“We believe this act was intentional and have attached pictures of the bag in hopes that someone will recognize it and help us identify the owner,” the Pulaski Police Department wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
If you have any information to assist with this animal abuse investigation, you are asked to call the Pulaski Police Department at 540-994-8680 or submit an anonymous report at 540-994-8625.
“If you have animals you no longer want, this is not the way to handle it. Contact the PD, contact animal control, contact the shelter,” the department stated.
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