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Case ID: 17972
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: cat
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

County: Polk

Disposition: Open
Case Images: 2 files available

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Animal Rescue League officials said two kittens were brought to their center after they were found abandoned in a dumpster behind an apartment building at 2100 E Virginia Avenue in Des Moines.

The kittens, now named "Precious" and "Jewel" are estimated to be 8 weeks-old and appear to be in good health and are being cared for by the ARL.

ARL officials said the incident comes nearly one year since the kitten "Alley" was discovered in Des Moines inside a dumpster, the only surviving kitten from the litter of 6. Alley was later adopted out by the ARL to a loving home.

"This story is horrible, not only because of the cruelty shown to these kittens, but also because the ARL has options for the public to surrender animals that they no longer want or can care for," said Josh Colvin, Operations Manager for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa Animal Care and Control Center, "There's just no excuse for this."

The Animal Rescue League never turns an animal in need away and if someone needs to surrender an animal, the ARL accepts them at ARL Main (5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines) starting at 9:00 a.m. And have 24/7 secure, safe, & humane cages to leave an animal in after hours.

The Animal Rescue League is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this crime. If you have information, call Josh Colvin at (515) 284-6905 x202.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Josh Colvin
(515) 284-6905 x202


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