Tampa Police Deliver Bright Spot Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

D'Ann Lawrence White

This article originally appeared on the Tampa Patch

TAMPA, FL — Amidst the gloom and doom dominating the news during escalating coronavirus pandemic, two Tampa Police officers provided a glimmer of light.

On Wednesday, Tampa Police Officers Kasie Hatfield and Joseph Savelli responded to a call about a disturbance in the area of West Curtis and North Willis streets.

When they arrived, they discovered eight 6-week-old frightened, mewling kittens. The kittens had been placed in a plastic tote with no food or water and then abandoned.

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A good Samaritan came forward with some sustenance for the kittens while the officers transferred them to their cruiser and took them to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center.

Anyone interested in donating to the care of the kittens or fostering a kitten until it's old enough for adoption can call the pet resource center at 813-744-5660.

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