Rushville Republican

August 27, 2013

Injured kitten found alive in bag by dumpster

By Melissa Conrad Rushville Republican
Rushville Republican

---- — An injured kitten was found Monday morning tied up in a bag next to the dumpster behind the Rushville Kroger’s. The discarded kitten was found and rescued by an area resident looking for extra boxes and turned over to the Rushville Animal Shelter.

The female kitten had lost its back left leg in some kind of trauma, according to Rushville Animal Control officer Cara Moran. The kitten is expected to survive.

“We’ve named her Tripod. She’s a very, very sweet little kitten,” said Moran, who added that the kitten, once healed, will be available for adoption.

The shelter received a donation recently which is allowing them to offer free adoptions on shelter dogs and cats while proceeds last. Normally, the cost is $30 for cat adoptions and $40 for dog adoptions. Those adopting during this free adoption time are asked to consider making a donation to the shelter to help care for the animals there.

For more information about adopting Tripod or another shelter animal call 765-932-4754 or visit the Rushville Animal Shelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 223 Smiley Ave., Rushville.