An astonishing moment when 11 abandoned cats were cut out of large cardboard boxes heavily sealed with tape. There are several women cutting the cats out. The cats look a bit dazed from being so dangerously confined for an unknown time. A spokesperson for the Celia Hammond Animal Trust, a London-based animal advocacy group said: “We can only assume the intention was for them to die, as surely everybody knows animals need to be able to breathe to survive,” the Facebook post read. “The boxes cannot have been there very long as without oxygen, our vets estimate they probably wouldn’t have lived more than an hour or two.”
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Abandoning cats in boxes or crates outside animal rescue centers is not that uncommon but this is the first time I have seen the moment that the cats were released from sealed boxes.