Phoenix officer puts abandoned litter of kittens up for adoption
Phoenix police Officer Heather Krimm is taking care of five kittens found abandoned in a dumpster July 27. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Four of "Krimm's Kitties" will be available for adoption at the Arizona Humane Society's Sunnyslope Campus. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Officer Krimm poses with the kittens eight weeks after nurturing them along. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A Phoenix police officer who played surrogate mother to a litter of kittens found in a dumpster on July 27 is putting them up for adoption this weekend.
On Saturday, four of "Krimm's Kitties" will be available for loving homes at the Arizona Humane Society's Sunnyslope Campus. The adoption event begins at 11:30 a.m.
Police found the five kittens thrown into the dumpster near 3800 W. Camelback Rd. about 8 p.m. July 27 after being called about a possible animal cruelty case, police said.
Officer Heather Krimm was one of the officers, and she said she tried to place the kittens with an emergency animal clinic.
The clinic was unable to take them, so Krimm, after consulting with the Arizona Humane Society and with the approval of her supervisor, took the kittens home to care for them, she said.
Krimm said officers didn't know how long the kittens were in the dumpster or who may have placed them there.
If multiple adopters are interested in the kittens, AHS will host a drawing. Adopters should plan to arrive early on Saturday to spend time with the kittens.
The Humane Society and Phoenix Police Department recommend pet owners having a difficult time caring for their animals visit the Arizona Humane Society's web page to find information and assistance on pet care, including connections to the many organizations around the Valley who are also willing to help.
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