The president of the Drumheller and District Humane Society is appalled, but not terribly surprized to hear that someone threw a box of kittens into a local dumpster this week.
The GFL driver heard the animals meowing just before he went to empty the dumpster behind Yavis Family Restaurant on Tuesday morning.
"It's something that we have happen every season: every spring, summer, fall, winter we encounter something like this," stated Kelcy Travis. "I just really, really want to stress to people that we will take them, we will help even if we're full."
"The majority of times we're full," she explained. "We have, always, a ton of cats and kittens that need to come in, but we will help: we'll find a foster home, we'll do whatever we have to do to prevent this from happening."
The four white kittens were rescued and turned over to the Humane Society, which is housing them at its Drumheller shelter.
"If you have an animal, any animal that you can't take care of for whatever reason, we won't judge, we'll be there, we'll help," maintained Travis. "I'd rather the animals come to us than see this happen."
Travis adds they could use some more donations to help pay for things like vet bills and pet food and litter.