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Unidentified Package Discovered on Miami Expressway; Police See 3 Abandoned Kittens Alive Inside Bag of Garbage

Unidentified Package Discovered on Miami Expressway; Police See 3 Abandoned Kittens Alive Inside Bag of Garbage

Police stations worldwide frequently receive reports of “suspicious packages.” Officers courageously approach and examine these objects, treating each call as a potentially life-threatening situation. Recently, the Miami Gardens Police Department received such a call. On the night of Tuesday, March 19th, they responded to a report of a suspicious package discovered on the side of the Palmetto Expressway. However, their investigation quickly transformed into a rescue operation when they noticed the black plastic bag was in motion. To their surprise, they found three abandoned kittens inside the bag, all just a few weeks old at most.

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The call arrived at approximately 9:15 pm, and it’s uncertain how long the bag had been in that location.

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It is quite intriguing that someone made the initial call. Don’t get me wrong – it’s wonderful to have compassionate individuals who report random garbage found on the side of the highway. However, it is also disheartening to consider that the person who abandoned the kittens might be the same individual who made the call. The reports didn’t mention whether the call was anonymous, so hopefully, the investigators were able to look into the caller’s identity and exclude them as a suspect.

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Nevertheless, the officers shifted their attention toward ensuring the survival of these precious kittens. Apart from being hungry, the kittens were in relatively good condition. It seemed that they hadn’t been abandoned for a long time, which was a relief. Since there were no obvious signs of distress, they would be taken to the vet the following morning.

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Upon returning to the station, the officers encountered a woman in the lobby who showed a keen desire to adopt one of the kittens. After verifying her credibility, she joyfully took her new kitten home.

As for the other two kittens, a brother and sister, they went home with one of the officers that night. Unfortunately, the officer didn’t have any supplies readily available, so the duo ended up staying in an empty drawer. Nevertheless, it was a significant improvement from their previous situation in a trash bag by the roadside!

The next morning, the brother and sister returned to the station to begin a new and improved life.

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The department’s victim advocate, Karen Brent, gladly took the kittens under her care. When the local news station, WPLG Local10.com, paid a visit, Karen proudly introduced the kittens to the world.

“They are still going to get checked out because we don’t know if the bag was tossed on the side of the road–if there are any injuries,” Brent said. “But to put them in there like they are trash and leave them on the side of the road. Someone could have run over them.”

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Everyone at the station wholeheartedly supports the kittens, but unfortunately, no one has come forward to adopt them. Considering their young age, it is essential for them to be placed with a skilled foster caretaker. The station hopes that a local rescue group or shelter can provide a safe haven for the kittens. Once they reach an appropriate age, they will undergo spaying/neutering, receive vaccinations, and be made available for adoption.

During the news interview, the small brother and sister kittens didn’t have any names yet.

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That is until Todd Tongen, the anchorman from Local 10, came up with a perfectly fitting suggestion! To witness the uniquely suitable names, take a look at the expression on Karen Brent’s face when he mentioned them. Apologies, Karen, but your honest and adorable reaction is just too perfect!

“Can I suggest names?” Local 10 Todd Tongen asked.

“I would love names because that is so difficult for me,” Brent said.

“How about Paul and Meadow? Palmetto?” Tongen replied.

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World, it’s time to officially meet the adorable kitten siblings, Paul and Meadow!

The two kittens rescued from the roadside have deeply touched the hearts of everyone who has met them. The department wishes for them to be adopted together as a pair, so they can continue their journey in life side by side. They have already made significant progress since being abandoned as kittens in a trash bag on the expressway!

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Polar Bear, the Best Boy, Passes Away at Nearly 20 Years Old

Polar Bear, the Best Boy, Passes Away at Nearly 20 Years Old

Unfortunate news from the North Carolina Zoo as they grieve the passing of their dear polar bear, Payton. The male polar bear passed away while being moved to another zoo, the Louisville Zoo, for a polar bear breeding partnership.

The zoo’s animal care team is saddened by the loss of Payton, who had been with them since January 2021. This move was suggested by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and a skilled care team accompanied Payton during the transfer.

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On the way to the Louisville Zoo, the care team regularly checked on Payton. Unfortunately, just two hours from the destination, they found him unresponsive. They hurried him to a nearby large animal veterinarian, where he was confirmed dead.

A necropsy showed some signs of heart disease, a tumor on his adrenal gland, and moderate osteoarthritis due to his advanced age. Further testing will be done to figure out the exact cause of his death.

Payton’s zoo journey began at the Brookfield Zoo, where he was born on November 8, 2003. He also spent time at the Memphis Zoo before coming to the North Carolina Zoo.

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His caretakers have warm memories of him, and one of the polar bear keepers, Melissa Vindigni, shared, “He was the best boy bear, and it was a privilege and honor to have earned his trust.”

A thorough investigation will be conducted to find out more about how Payton passed away, as zoo officials aim to understand the circumstances of this unfortunate event.

The North Carolina Zoo stated that they did “routine checks” during the journey, but they didn’t give specific details.

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Upon hearing the news, WLKY contacted the Louisville Zoo, which offered condolences for the passing of Payton, the polar bear. The Louisville Zoo expressed sympathy to its colleagues at the North Carolina Zoo, recognizing the sadness of losing such a beloved animal. The Louisville Zoo stands in solidarity with the North Carolina Zoo during this difficult time.

It’s important to mention that the Louisville Zoo currently has only one polar bear, a 12-year-old female named Qannik. Rescued from Alaska’s North Slope, her presence highlights the ongoing efforts to protect and conserve polar bears globally.

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Shelter Reconnects Unhoused Woman with Her Dog and Promises Support After Seeing Pet with a Note

Shelter Reconnects Unhoused Woman with Her Dog and Promises Support After Seeing Pet with a Note

McKamey Animal Center posted on Facebook to get in touch with the dog’s owner. The dog was found with a note, and now the center is assisting the pet parent and her family.

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A Tennessee animal shelter brought together a homeless woman with her cherished dog, Lilo. The shelter discovered the dog with a note from the owner, explaining that she couldn’t afford to keep her.

As per a Facebook post on January 24 by McKamey Animal Center (MAC), a kind person found Lilo roaming in Chattanooga with a note attached to her collar. The Good Samaritan brought the dog to the shelter.

“Please keep my name. My name is Lilo,” read the note attached to Lilo’s collar, according to the McKamey Animal Center’s post, which also included a photo of the dog. “Please love me. My mom can’t keep me and is homeless with 2 kids. She tried her best but can’t get help. I cost too much for her.”

“She really loves me, and I’m a great dog and loved to be loved on,” the note continued, adding, “Please don’t abuse me.”

Image source: Mckamey Animal Center

In their Facebook post about the situation, MAC wrote a message addressed “to Lilo’s mom,” with the aim of reaching out to the dog’s owner.

“We want you to know she is safe, and we will take the very best care of her. She will be loved by our staff and volunteers, we will keep her name, and we promise you we will do our best to find her a wonderful new home. But if you are reading this, we hope you will come forward to reclaim her,” the shelter wrote to Lilo’s mom.

“We will help you with whatever you need to care for her, to the best of our ability. Lilo definitely misses you, and we would like nothing more than to see her go back to the family she loves. Either way, please know that we understand, we will not judge, and we are here to help in any way we can,” the McKamey Animal Center added.

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Shortly after receiving kind messages for Lilo’s mom, the shelter posted an update, letting everyone know that they had found the owner.

On January 25, McKamey Animal Center posted a picture on social media showing Lilo and her owner hugging.

“While we can’t share a lot of the details with you yet, we are actively working with the family to set them up with a safe haven, shelter, and resources to stay together and tackle homelessness. We are thankful for everyone who has advocated for the family, and shared our post. We are amazed at the outpouring of support. It truly takes a community, and you all have certainly shown us how powerful ours is — thank you so much,” the shelter added in the post.

To wrap up the post, MAC suggested that those touched by Lilo and her owner’s story think about adopting a rescued pet. The shelter also provided ideas on how pet owners can give back and assist other people.

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Stray Dog Seeks Help, Jumps into Police Car with a Note on Her Collar

Stray Dog Seeks Help, Jumps into Police Car with a Note on Her Collar01

The Platteville Police Department in Wisconsin is looking for Lola’s owner.

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A smart dog figured out how to get assistance when she ended up alone in a park.

Last Friday, the Platteville Police Department (PPD) in Wisconsin got a call about a stray dog, as shared in a Facebook post by the department. When an officer reached Moundview Park, a female dog approached and jumped into the officer’s vehicle.

“This sweet girl came right over to the officer and jumped in the squad,” the post added.

Image source: Platteville Wi Police Department

After the dog hopped into the car, the officer checked her out and found a pink collar with a handwritten note. The note said, “Please help, take me to a shelter. My name is Lola.”

Since it seems like Lola might be lost or abandoned, the PPD is seeking the public’s help in finding her original owners. They posted on Facebook, saying, “We would like to speak with them,”

Image source: Platteville Wi Police Department

Lola has been temporarily taken in by the authorities while the PPD looks into her history. In Platteville, it’s against the law to abandon animals, as per a local ordinance.

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