PHOENIX - A Phoenix police officer saved a group of kittens by caring for them after officers found them in a dumpster over the weekend.
Police responded to an animal cruelty call near 38th Avenue and Camelback Road on Sunday, July 27, and found five newborn kittens in a dumpster. Phoenix police do not know how long the kittens were in the dumpster or who placed them there.
Officers attempted to take the kittens to a local Emergency Animal Clinic, but the clinic was unable to take them.
Instead, Officer Heather Krimm, one of the officers who responded to the call, decided to care for them herself until a foster family was found.
The officer consulted with the Arizona Humane Society and her supervisor prior to taking care of the animals.
The Arizona Humane Society and the Phoenix Police Department wants to remind people that they do not have to abandon pets and instead can visit AHS website for options and information.
Animal cruelty is punishable by law, police said.