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Quick-thinking, rapid response to care for discarded kittens

Letter to the Editor

On June 20, kittens were thrown from a pickup truck near Spalding. Melinda Hall of KORT was following the truck and witnessed the occupant throwing several kittens from the vehicle window. Melinda stopped and found one kitten. She called the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office and deputies responded immediately. Deputies located two more kittens along Highway 95 near Spalding; one kitten died and the second was taken to a Lewiston vet clinic. A third was found run over on the road. Melinda took the kitten she was able to save to the Humane Society in Lewiston. The Lewis Clark Humane Society spayed the kitten the next day and she was adopted that night.

The pickup was described as a candy red pickup with Idaho Wildlife plates.

We thank Melinda for her quick thinking and are very appreciative of the rapid and caring response shown by the Nez Perce County deputies and the Lewis Clark Shelter.

Dori Dixon

Animal Ark



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