Crate Full of Cats and Kittens Found Abandoned With No Food or Water

A group of 15 cats and kittens were cruelly abandoned in an overcrowded crate in Indiana, an animal shelter has said.

The Muncie Animal Care and Services (MACS) said it found the abandoned animals by a river near Reynard Road on Sunday.

It added the cats and kittens were left without food and water and were crowded together and that some were only one week old.

But the shelter has said it is over capacity with more than 100 cats and is now calling on people to adopt the animals.

In a Sunday Facebook post, MACS added: "The shelter is already over capacity by 100 cats (we have 400 cats in our care). We have been waiving reclaim fees and our adoption fees are $5 currently.

"We are doing all we can to help every animal, but the community also has to do its part. Please get your pets spayed and neutered."

The Facebook statement continued: "Dumping any animal in a cage with absolutely nothing is cruel, inhumane and anyone who does it needs held accountable (sic).

"We are urging anyone with information to come to the shelter during business hours and fill out a witness statement."

MACS also said it was in "dire need" of supplies including, litter pans, food bowls, wet and dry cat food, blankets and toys.

A GoFundMe page has been organized since the cats and kittens were abandoned and, as of Monday morning, it has raised $825 out of a $1,500 target.

Newsweek has contacted MACS for comment.

It comes after a cat born without eyeballs was put up for adoption alongside his "seeing eye" mother and new friend.

Little one-year-old Keller was brought to Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue (SCAAR), in Iowa, and was being looked after by cat Annie Sullivan, who helped him with tasks.

Fortunately, Sullivan has now taken Trixie, a nine-week-old kitten, under her wing and both are now helping Keller.

SCAAR told Newsweek the three cats are still up for adoption and that they will not separate them.

The updated information for the trio read: "We can't express to you how special these guys are and now they are accepting an orphaned kitten who never stopped crying.

"Trixie is now safe in the arms of this duo. How can we split them up?"
Cindy Rarrat, director at SCARR, told KCAU: "We have to find somebody that will accept three cats, and let alone two cats and let alone one cat.

"So we've been looking for that special home, that special someone that would give these guys a chance."

The cats were abandoned in a crate
GoFundMe/ Muncie Animal Care and Service