Two kittens found in a clothing donation box in Dorchester earlier this week are recovering with a foster family, the Animal Rescue League said today.
The kittens, named Dutchie and Tootsie and thought to be about 5 weeks old, are in good condition after being found in a freezing Planet Aid box on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester, said league spokeswoman Jennifer Wooliscroft. A Planet Aid worker called Boston Police and the Animal Control after finding the kittens. The boxes are checked every three to four days.Lieutenant
When found, the kittens appeared to be thin and bony, and authorities said they could have frozen to death or been crushed by objects thrown into the box.
Because the kittens are still very young, they are living with a foster family which has shown interest in adopting them. However, the Animal Rescue League will be providing veterinary care, including spraying/neutering and inserting microchips. To make donations, go to www.arlboston.org/donate or call 617-426-9170, ext. 615.
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