Butler County Bomb Squad Discovers Bag of Kittens While Investigating 'Suspicious Package'

The squad was called out to inspect a duffle bag left outside of a local church, but upon arriving, "they didn't hear ticking, they heard purring"

Feb 23, 2021 at 11:30 am
click to enlarge One-day old kittens found in the duffle bag - Photo: Facebook.com/ButlerCountySO
Photo: Facebook.com/ButlerCountySO
One-day old kittens found in the duffle bag

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a church in New Miami because of a “suspicious package.”

"When Specialist Mike Grimes and Det. Detherage arrived, they didn't hear ticking, they heard purring," a Facebook post from the Sheriff's office read. The package did not contain a bomb, but of a momma cat and her six one-day-old kittens. 

The note inside the bag read: “Mom’s name is Sprinkles. She began giving birth at 2:00 pm, Wed, Feb 17th.”

According to a Facebook post from the Butler County Sheriff’s office, the momma cat and kittens are warm, cozy and fed at the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton. 

Facebook commenters had mixed emotions regarding the situation, some condemned whomever left the family in their vulnerable state; others praised that the bag was dropped off to a group that could potentially help.

One thing we can all agree on? We are thankful these babies and momma are in the right hands, safe and warm.