Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Moe are now resting and playing like kittens should be. Nut not for the volunteers at the Humane Society of Sandusky County, this story may never have been told.
"If we wouldn't have found them, they never left the box, they would have died there," says Humane Society Director Kelly Askins.
When the volunteer found the 6 month old kittens, they were in a box on the side of the road almost completely covered with snow.
They were found on the night of the blizzard last week(December 26th), and the box was discarded in a plowed snow bank.
"If the plow would have come by again, it would have buried the box," says Askins.
But today they are poised and ready to make their debut in a new home. All they need is a parent.
Just days after the kittens were found, a volunteer responded to another call of an abandoned animal in a Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot.
Askins explains, "There was a little German Sheppard puppy in the parking lot. She was just wandering around like she was lost."
They've named this little sweetheart Hope. When they first found her, she appeared to have a severe birth defect, which they think might be the reason she was abandoned.
"It was actually just a growth plate issue where getting the correct suppliments and nutrition that she needed, along with some exercise, she's corrected the issue within 5 days," says Askins, after taking the dog into her home over the holidays.
While touching stories like these always make the air, others like that of a dog named Memphis, often get overlooked. Memphis, an extremely sweet and shy Pointer, sat in the back of his cage with a sullen look. When he did say hello, he was very gentle and happy. Memphis has been at the shelter for six long months waiting to be discovered by his forever parents.
Memphis's friend, Izzy, who is a little more spirited lab mix, has also been waiting six months.
Right now, the Humane Society of Sandusky County is over capacity. They have about 140 cats when they should only have about 100 maximum. They also have about 17 dogs. All the animails are available for adoption.
So if you have a warm and loving home, and have been waiting for the right time, it's here.
They Humane Society is offering adoptions at discounted rates throughout the month of January.
To see some of the pets available, click here Humane Society of Sandusky County.
To view other animals click here and enter your local zip code.