BRISTOL — It's a disturbing trend in Elkhart County; the Humane Society says it's seen several cases recently of cats dying, not all of them intentionally killed, but accidentally after being sealed in a container.
Of the four cases in just three weeks, the Humane Society has dealt with eight dead cats and kittens and has only been able to save one kitten. His name is Hefty, and he was found in a cardboard box in the dump with his dead sibling.
"Folks were getting ready to do the bulldozing and saw a kitten get out of the box. They went to check the box and the litter mate of that kitten had already expired," says Anne Reel, Elkhart County Humane Society executive director.
Hefty was also in bad shape. He was suffering from heat exhaustion, dehydration and hunger. As of Friday, he is doing better and should be ready for adoption within a couple of weeks.