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Phoenix police officer caring for 5 kittens thrown in dumpster

Officer Heather Krimm

Credit: Phoenix Police Department

Officer Heather Krimm with one of the kittens

by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 6 at 7:01 PM

PHOENIX – A Phoenix police officer stepped in to help five newborn kittens that were thrown away in a dumpster.

At around 8 p.m. on July 27, Phoenix police were called to the area of Camelback Road and 39th Avenue in response to animal cruelty. When officers arrived they discovered five newborn kittens that had been thrown away in a dumpster.

Police have no idea how long the kittens were in the dumpster or who may have placed them there.

Officer Heather Krimm, who was one of the responding officers, attempted to place the kittens with a local emergency animal clinic, but the clinic could not take them.

In consult with the Arizona Humane Society and with the approval of her supervisor, Krimm took the kittens home to care for them. She will care for the kittens until a foster family can be found and they can be put up for adoption.