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Kittens dumped in back of local animal hospital headed for a happy ending

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All the kittens left in the box are going to be adopted! All the kittens left in the box are going to be adopted!
If you felt moved to adopt the abandoned kittens, maybe your home is ready for one of the many at the Cleveland APL. If you felt moved to adopt the abandoned kittens, maybe your home is ready for one of the many at the Cleveland APL.
BRUNSWICK, OH (WOIO) -

Two litters of tiny kittens, at about five to six weeks old, were dumped in a Rubbermaid container at the back door of the Brunswick Animal Hospital on Center Road.

The hot box was sealed with duct tape, without air holes and a sign that read: "Please help. Live cats."

"It was about 80 degrees, hot and humid just hoping they were still alive," said employee Jessica Bossone.

There was no food or water either.

"There's no reason for that. It's why we exist," said Ayse Dunlap, of the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

"I would like to know why that person thought that was right or reasonable. Please give us a chance to help so no animal has to suffer in the meantime," Dunlap said. 

All 12 of the kittens are healthy and already spoken for, now that they're almost big enough for their hopefully forever homes.

Their happy ending is on the way.

Still, this time of year shelters like the Animal Protective League start busting at the seams with cats, waiting for a happy ending of their own.

"Every animal here has a story. Every animal here needs a home. So we hope the people who are interested in those kitties will still consider bringing a new cat or kitten into their home," said Dunlap. 

Just abandoning pets anywhere is illegal. There are so many rescue groups begging you to do the right thing and surrender animals directly to them.

"Especially when they feel they don't have any other option. That's why we're here," said Dunlap.

The Public Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, has plenty of great kittens and cats up for adoption as well.

Check out both the APL and PAWS websites to see adoptable animals. 

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