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Risky delivery concerns Animal Shelter

Four kittens were delivered to the Weyburn Humane Society Animal Shelter in a risky manner, recently.
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Manager of the Weyburn Humane Society Animal Shelter Nicole Griffin held a box of kittens that was delivered to the shelter in a risky manner on November 8.

Four kittens were delivered to the Weyburn Humane Society Animal Shelter in a risky manner, recently.

Manager Nicole Griffin said that the shelter had received several donations of litter and food on November 8 and, due to the busyness of the full shelter, the donations were left outside for several hours. When the donations were finally brought inside out of the cold, Griffin discovered a box of clumping cat litter that did not feel full and, due to the fact that the shelter only uses a no-dust pellet form of litter, was about to throw the box in the dumpster.

"I don't know why but I decided to look inside," said Griffin.

What she saw inside the unmarked kitty litter box was something she was not expecting - four kittens.

"What if we had thrown it away? They could have at least left a note or written on the box," said Griffin of the unknown person(s) who dropped off the precious package.

Griffin said that she had gotten a call from a woman in Radville earlier that day that wanted to drop off three orange and one brown tabby kittens - which was exactly what was dropped off at the shelter.

"I had told her no because we are at full capacity and are not taking any relinquished pets at this time," said Griffin.

Griffin said that she was very disappointed by how the 12-week-old kittens were delivered to the shelter and hopes that this story will let the public know that this is not the right way to handle living things.

The shelter accepts donations of non-clumping cat litter, reserving it for outdoor litter boxes and icy sidewalks.