When workers at Cat House no-kill shelter in California showed up to work one February morning, they were greeted by 14 plastic containers scattered across the front lawn.
Each tub had holes drilled in it but when the staff noticed what was inside, they were completely taken aback.
In each container was a cat!
“The plastic tubs all matched and had carefully-drilled air holes in them and were zip-tied closed to keep the kitties inside. Every tub had a fleece blanket,” explained Harvie Schreiber, a worker at the Cat House.
There was a mama cat with two kittens, plus 13 others between the ages of 5 months and 3 years. The cats all seemed to be well cared for and fed, so it's unclear as to who dumped them at the shelter.
Cat House has a policy to not turn away any animals given to them, believing each one deserves a second chance at life. At the time, they were already caring for around 800 cats, so the additional 16 cats were a big undertaking.
All the cats were healthy and fed, so it was just a matter of getting them to open up to affection. Cat House believes each cat will eventually find a home.
I guess if you have to surrender your cats to a shelter and you want to do it anonymously, this is one of the better ways to do it! Better this than on the side of the road somewhere.