PHOENIX -- Eleven cats and three kittens were rescued from a Budget Suites in Phoenix Monday after the animals were reportedly abandoned by their owners.
The property manager tells 3TV she was conducting a welfare check on one of the rooms when she found the animals inside.
KitKat Rescue, a non-profit rescue organization, responded to pick up the cats Monday afternoon and take them for medical treatment.
Rescuer Wayne Miller says three kittens in the litter died, one cat is missing an eye, and a few of the cats appear in need of medical care.
“Some of the other cats are just terrified,” Miller said. “They haven’t eaten or drank in probably over a week.”
However, Miller says most of the cats are in remarkably good shape, considering the conditions of the apartment and lack of food and care.
Video obtained only by 3TV showed the seriousness of their situation before the rescue. Miller says all cats will be evaluated by a vet, then placed with foster parents. Eventually, they will be adopted out.
“This is what we do,” said Miller. “This is what a rescue does. Rescues are there to help the ones who can’t speak for themselves."
For more information about KitKat Rescue and how to help, check out KitKatRescue.org.