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13 Kittens Left in Duffel Bag in Paws Chicago Parking Lot

By Kyla Gardner | July 28, 2015 8:28am | Updated on July 29, 2015 8:27am
 Thirteen kittens were left in a duffel bag  in the Paws Chicago parking lot.
Thirteen kittens were left in a duffel bag in the Paws Chicago parking lot.
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CHICAGO — Thirteen was a lucky number for kittens abandoned in a parking lot during a scorching weekend in the city.

The 13 kittens, packed in a duffel bag, were discovered by a volunteer July 19 — a day that saw an 85-degree high.

"Kittens die quickly in the heat and thirteen little bodies and 80+ degrees and humidity is dangerous," read a Facebook post from Feral Fixers, a trap-neuter-return organization. "This definitely falls into the land of 'meant to be' and its wonderful that [volunteer] Debbie was in the right place at the right time and was observant enough to rescue these guys!"

The kittens were left in the parking lot of animal shelter PAWS Chicago's Little Village medical center at 3516 W. 26th St.

All the kittens are in good health and have found foster homes. They'll be available for adoption in about two weeks, according to Sarah Ahlberg, PAWS spokeswoman.

You may notice a pattern to the kittens' names; oftentimes, litters that come into the shelter are named after movies or books, Ahlberg said.

"Apparently there's a 'Top Gun' fan in our intake dept!," she wrote via email.

Check out the rescued kittens below (and note the shelter already had a cat named "Goose," so went with "Moose" instead):

Thirteen kittens abandoned at Paws Chicago in July were named after "Top Gun" characters. [PAWS Chicago]

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