Officer Heather Krimm was one of the police officers who responded to a report of kittens abandoned in a dumpster in Phoenix, Ariz. Someone found the kittens in the dumpster of an apartment complex near 35th Ave & Camelback. The caller said he could hear the kittens whimpering.
“When he looked in he saw five little babies in the bottom of the box with other garbage and glass… they were dumped in the dumpster and left to die,” said Officer Heather Krimm.
Officer Krimm felt the cats, which appeared to be just days old, were close to dying. She attempted to place the kittens with a local Emergency Animal Clinic but the clinic could not take them. So, in consult with the Arizona Humane Society and with the approval of her supervisor, Officer Krimm took the kittens home to care for them.
“It was almost 9 o’clock at night, the Humane Society was closed, so I went to the nearest store I could find to get the formula, and I started feeding them,” she said. Officer Krimm will care for the kittens until a foster family can be found and they can be put up for adoption.
On their Facebook page, the Phoenix Police Department posted this message:
The Arizona Humane Society and the Phoenix Police Department simply ask this of our citizens; if you own a pet and you are having difficulty caring for them please visit the Arizona Humane Society’s web page at www.azhumane.org to find a wealth of information and assistance in caring for pets, including connections to the many organizations around the valley who are also willing to help.
Animal cruelty is a crime that is punishable by law. If for no other reason than that, let’s give our pets a fighting chance. WHY JUST THROW THEM AWAY?
Huge thanks to Officer Krimm and the Phoenix PD for their great compassion!
Here are some photos from Officer Krimm’s Facebook page that show the kittens safe in her care and doing well!
PLEASE be sure to “Share” Officer Krimm’s act of kindness. The world needs more of this!