Now that school's out, many students are going home for the summer. But some of them are leaving behind some precious cargo and officials say it's happening to often. Two cats and fifteen kittens were left in a crate outside a dumpster saturday morning. Officials say this trend of leaving pets behind or dropping them off somewhere is happening to often. Abandoning your pets is against the law and violators could possibly face some jail time.
Hilary Hynes of Alachua County Animal Services says,"Abandonment of animals is against Florida State Law 82813, when someone, knowingly and roughly discards an animal that's against the law and real punishable fines or a felony, depending on how they did it".
The two cats and kittens will be staying at the Gainesville Pet Rescue until they can find good homes. For more information, contact Gainesville Pet Rescue.
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