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Radford police investigating after two dead, one live kitten found in trash bag

This is the one kitten found alive in the trash bag, according to Radford police (Credit: Radford City Police Department)
This is the one kitten found alive in the trash bag, according to Radford police (Credit: Radford City Police Department) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

RADFORD (WSLS 10) - Radford police are asking for the public's help with two animal cases it's investigating.

On Thursday morning, public works employees discovered a trash bag containing three kittens believed to be about three-to-four months old. Two of the kittens in the bag were dead, while one was still alive. The bag was placed in a trash can in the 1600 block of West Main Street.

Police say the dead kittens are believed to have possibly been drowned.

The surviving kitten was taken to a local veterinary service for treatment. One of the deceased kittens was an orange male and the other a black male.

Investigators are also looking for information about a white car that has abandoned cats and kittens on several occasions in Riverview Park in the west end of Radford.

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Police are reminding people that domesticated animals can be forfeited at most animal control facilities. Contact any animal control officer or animal service groups for additional details.

If anyone has information related to either of these cases, please call the Radford Police Tip Line at 540-731-5040 or email policeinfo@radfordva.gov