Dog saves sack of kittens found in the middle of the road.
A bag of kittens dumped on a country road and left to die were rescued by an unlikely hero.
“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 two or three in the bag because they had been run over by a vehicle. It was not a pretty sight,” says Linda Blakely of Iowa's 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.
A dog named Reagan found the bag and dragged it all the way home to his owner, then 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.
When she reached in the horror of these kittens covered in blood and guts quickly revealed there was more that didn't make it.
The kittens were so weak they had to be fed with a bottle every two hours.
Blakely fostered Skipper and Tipper, who were traumatized by the experience.
She wasn't sure they would live through the first few days.
“Whether them being dumped out was an act of cruelty or desperation we will never know, but we want people to know there's better ways,” she says.
Now, three months later, Skipper and Tipper look like normal, healthy kittens, all thanks to loving pooch and the kindness of a few animal lovers.