Two “sweet and sociable” cats that were found in a tied-up trash bag in Lynwood late last month went unclaimed and are now available for adoption at an spcaLA shelter in Hawthorne.
Last Thursday, a woman taking out her trash noticed movement from a bag that was left on the ground near the garbage cans. When she untied the bag, she was surprised to discover two cats inside.
“We will probably never know why someone would do such a vile thing,” said spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein. “It’s unconscionable to throw a live animal in the garbage like this. Luckily they were saved by a compassionate citizen.”
The felines were taken by Lynwood Animal Care staff to the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center. Dubbed Dakota and Noodles by spcaLA staff, both cats appear to be in good health, and each received a health exam, vaccines and flea treatment.
Initial exams showed no apparent signs of abuse or neglect, nor do the cats seem to be feral, according to spcaLA spokewoman Ana Bustilloz, who said it is likely they were someone’s pets or “community cats” socialized by humans.
“They are not scared and freaking out and hissing. They’re very sweet and social, especially the male. He’s about a year old; the female is older, maybe 4 or 5,” she said.
“They appear to be somebody’s pets, just based on their sociability, and there’s no severe neglect. She had fleas, but that’s about it, so it’s very unusual and very strange. No one has come forth to claim them. All we know for sure is that they were found in a bag and taken to a shelter … and now they’re ready for a new home.”
The cats can be adopted individually, Bustilloz said.
Dakota is a spayed female, primarily white with orange tabby markings. Noodles is an unneutered male Siamese mix with Snowshoe coloring.
Anyone interested in adopting is encouraged to visit the South Bay Pet Adoption Center at 12910 Yukon Ave. in Hawthorne or call (310) 676-1149.