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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dog Rescues Kittens

A bag of kittens were dumped out on an Iowa country road and left to die, but two kittens were rescued by an unlikely hero. The Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary says animal cruelty is far too common. About three months ago, they received a frantic call from a Madison County woman who pulled two kittens from a bag that her dog found in the middle of the road. Meet Skipper and Tipper, or as sanctuary volunteers call them, the "bag kittens." That's because they should have died in a Meow Mix sack.

“It was gruesome, quite gruesome because the kittens; there was a litter of 4 or 5 of them and you couldn't tell if there were 2 or 3 in the bag because they had been run over by a vehicle. It was not a pretty sight,” says Linda Blakely of the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary. Tipper and Skipper were sealed into the bag, dumped on a road and crushed by oncoming traffic. It's a miracle they survived the experience. However, that's not the end of the story. Meet Reagan. He found the bag and dragged it all the way home to his owner. Reagan whined until she opened it.

“The instinct of the dog was to nurture and not kill the kittens. With all the blood some dogs would have responded to the scent. Reagan the dog is a hero,” says Blakely. Reagan's owner could hear Skipper and Tipper's faint cries from inside the bag. However, she was totally unprepared for what she found when she opened it. There were more who didn't make it.

Three months later, Skipper and Tipper look like normal, healthy kittens. All thanks to a caring loving pooch and the kindness of a few animal lovers.

Says Linda Blakely, “Our slogan here is that we’re living proof there is a way. These guys are testament to it.”

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  1. What a good doggie that is. Glad they were able to save two of the kittens. Great story. Take care.

  2. glad to hear they are doing so well. I heard the story when they were rescued. I hope they find wonderful homes.

  3. Now that is a good dog! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. :)

  4. That is Great! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

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