A cat family is safe after a harrowing story. According to NBC Connecticut, Stevie Nicks the cat and her kittens were left in an airtight container on the side of the road.

Karyn Putney, a Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter volunteer is currently fostering the family. “They are all doing awesome. I’m really optimistic that we’re definitely on the right path with them, and they’re really improving,” Putney shared.

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It’s a miracle the family is alive after the conditions they were found in. “Somebody had found a Tupperware-type container with a mom cat and four babies inside, and when they were found, they were unconscious,” said Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter Director Laura Burban, “The mom was desperately trying to get the babies out of the container and probably trying to grab them frantically and claw her way out. So it looked as though maybe she had grabbed them fiercely trying to help save their lives.”

The cats underwent medical examinations and are under close watch. Because it is unclear which jurisdiction the cats were dumped in, police are still investigating. The animal shelter has continued to provide updates on Facebook.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to adopt instead of shop. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

Read more rescue stories in One Green Planet, including this dog that was reduced from an irrigation pipe. 

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