Here are two similar stories of dogs saving kittens. In both cases some heartless maniac had callously thrown the kittens away. First I would like to once again remark on the habit that some people have of putting unwanted kittens in a bag and either throwing the bag onto the road or onto a pile of trash (“rubbish” in the UK). How can they do it? They must have completely lost any sense of tenderness and decency. If you know someone who has done something like that – steer clear of them.
Also, I cannot resist reflecting on the stark differences of behavior between humans and dogs in these stories. The former acts is a nasty way and the latter is a nice way. That does tend to focus the mind a bit.
I don’t know much about Scamp or his story except to say he was formerly a homeless dog. I am told that he heard the kittens inside a box on a pile of trash. He tore open the box and carried the kittens one by one to his home. Scamp now has a family of kittens to care for.
Scamp must adore kittens. Perhaps he was brought up with kittens and cats as companions. And he misses that. When he heard the cries of the abandoned kittens he responded instinctively.
Reagan saved two kittens out of a litter of about four. They are not sure how many kittens were in the bag that was thrown onto the road because a car tyre (tire) went over part of the bag and obliterated half the litter.
Reagan picked up the smell and sounds, it seems, carried the bag home and presented it to his mom, Kelly. Of course she was shocked when she looked inside. The two kittens that were alive had the remains of the other kittens splattered all over them. I know that sounds horrible but you have to feel the reality of it.
The story ended well as you can tell from the video (note that videos can go blank if and when someone removes it from YouTube).
We are not sure why Reagan brought the bad home. It would seem to be a natural nurturing instinct that drove her to bring the kittens home to Kelly. A slightly disturbing follow up episode is that a number of animal shelters refused to take the kittens in. Eventually Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue stepped up to the plate.
The little fellas survived and thrived with plenty of TLC. They are called Skipper and Tipper. A final note: the bag that contained the kittens was a Meow Mix bag. It was a large bag of cat food. That might indicate that the person who did this has lots of cats for whatever reason. Or at least several cats. Some (or one) are obviously breeding in an uncontrolled way because they are not neutered.
I would have thought that it wouldn’t have been impossible to trace where the cat food was bought (it was likely to have been local). And you might then have been lucky in tracking down the purchaser to charge them with animal cruelty. Of course there was no chance of that ever happening.
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