MALDEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Malden Police and the Animal Rescue League are asking for the public's help after a kitten was found taped into a box on the side of a city street in the stifling July heat.
Millie, as the kitten pictured above has come to be called, was found inside the box on Hawthorne Street by an MBTA Ride driver. The box was sealed with packing tape, and had holes punched in it.
Thankfully, the two-month-old kitten is doing just fine now.
Little Millie attended a news conference at Malden Police headquarters Thursday afternoon—ears quivering, eyes bright, and nestled in the arms of a caregiver—as she listened to Lt. Alan Borgal with the Animal Rescue League talk about the animal cruelty case.
"It doesn't take long for animals to die in the heat," Lt. Borgal said. "They don't cool like we do. They sweat, they tend to pant, and a young kitten like this is already compromised because they are very young, very much like a baby."
Malden Police say if you can't take care of your pet, don't do what was done to Millie. It's a felony.
Anyone with information about Millie is asked to contact Malden Police.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports