EDISON, NJ - Staff at the Edison Animal Shelter are confident families will quickly adopt one or both 8-week-old kittens abandoned in an onion bag outside a Whole Foods store in neighboring Metuchen.
“These two domestic short-hair, dilute-tortoiseshell kittens are cute, friendly and in good health,” said township Animal Shelter staffer Amy Ray, after a veterinarian examined the kittens. Edison provides animal shelter services for nearby Metuchen.
An individual found the kittens on Tuesday morning, wrapped in onion bags, outside Metuchen’s Whole Foods store. The kittens were accompanied by an handwritten note stating "Please take Free Baby Cat to your home."
“We wish she would just phone us to surrender kittens and ask for help spaying or neutering her pets. New Jersey has many low-cost clinics that offer those services. She does not have to leave them as ‘free kittens.’ Shelters like ours and rescue organizations are glad to help get kittens adopted,” Ms. Ray said.A woman who was seen leaving the area has not been found. Authorities say the kittens were left by an older woman with short black hair wearing a blue top and beige slacks, last seen walking toward the Middlesex Greenway, a nature trail. Authorities believe this is the fourth or fifth time the same woman has done this.