Police want to find the suspect who left two cats sealed in a plastic container in a dumpster at Washington Square.
Saturday morning, a worker at the Washington Square mall Petsmart found two adult female cats in a sealed plastic container in a dumpster. Their litter box was set on top of the plastic box.
The cats were checked out by the veterinarians at the Banfield Pet Hospital at the PetSmart and then rested for the day inside the CAT adoption center at the store.
By Saturday evening, the two young female cats were safe at the Cat Adoption Team's shelter in Sherwood.
One is a brown tabby, who is possibly early pregnant, and about one year old; the other is an orange tabby, who CAT believes is spayed due to the discovery of a faint spay scar. She is about two to three years old
Right now the cats are not available for public viewing or adoption.
CAT urges anyone who knows something about these cats or the person who left them to die to contact authorities. Animal abandonment is against the law in Oregon and is a Class B Misdemeanor (punishable by 6 months in jail and/or a $2,500 penalty). (ORS 167.340)