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Five 1-week-old kittens found abandoned in Pittsylvania County

Humane Society offering $500 reward for information

Courtesy:  Danville Area Humane Society
Courtesy: Danville Area Humane Society

DANVILLE – The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $500 for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who abandoned five 1-week old kittens in the middle of the fork in Sam Haley and Joe Carter roads in the Brosville area of Pittsylvania County.

A kind-hearted citizen found them, put them on a blanket in a box, and took them to the Humane Society.

“As more shelters have declined to accept cats and kittens, we fear that more will be abandoned," Paulette Dean, the executive director, said. "We urge citizens to call us for help in having cats spayed and neutered.  These little kittens would not have had a chance if that good Samaritan had not picked them up and brought them to us.”

The kittens are currently with a nursing mother cat who only came in with one kitten. She immediately started cleaning them and nursing them.

One of the kittens has a slight injury on his nose, and that will be closely monitored. 

April Hogan, shelter manager said, “We hope that they will all survive. They came to us very weak.”

The reward is being offered by the Earl Merricks Stop Abuse Fund that was established by Deb and Harold Merricks in memory of their adopted dog, Earl, who they said was a special dog.

Anyone with information is asked to call 434-799-0843. Callers may remain anonymous.