VANCOUVER -- A woman taking a walk near Vancouver Lake on Tuesday was shocked to find four kittens dumped in a plastic bag.
Christy Jarvis said she heard some meowing while walking her dog and looked closer to see the four tiny kittens trapped inside a plastic grocery bag.
She said the kittens looked like they were only a few days old.
"It's hard to get the image out of your head of seeing a little pile of kittens crumpled up in a bag,” Jarvis said.
Jarvis and her boyfriend Randall Campbell took the kittens to Banfield Pet Hospital. Veterinarians said they looked healthy, just quite hungry.
“It's surprising that someone would do that. I mean, there are a lot of other options before tossing a bag of kittens in the bushes,” Campbell said.
After some recovery time at Banfield, the kittens should be ready for adoption at the Southwest Washington Humane Society in six to eight weeks.
Meantime, investigators with Clark County Animal Control kept the plastic bag for evidence and also reported finding some clues in the area where the kittens were spotted.
Anyone with tips that may help investigators was urged to call 1-360-397-8182.