Cats Found in Garbage Bag Available for Adoption

Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday June 28th, a woman taking out her trash noticed movement from a bag that was left on the ground near the garbage cans. When the woman untied the bag, she was surprised to discover two cats inside. The cats were taken by Lynwood Animal Care to the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne and are now available for adoption.

Dakota and Noodles found alive in tied-up trash bag

The cats, named Dakota and Noodles by spcaLA staff, appear to be in good health. Both cats received a health exam, vaccines, and flea treatment. Initial exams showed no apparent signs of abuse or neglect, nor do the cats seem to be feral — it is likely they were someone’s pets or “community cats” socialized by humans.

“We will probably never know why someone would do such a vile thing,” said spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein. “It’s unconscionable to throw a live animal in the garbage like this. Luckily they were saved by a compassionate citizen.”

Dakota is a spayed, female, Domestic Medium Hair primarily white with orange tabby markings. Noodles is an unneutered, male Siamese mix with Snowshoe coloring. Anyone interested in adopting is encouraged to visit the South Bay Pet Adoption Center at 12910 Yukon Ave. in Hawthorne or call 310-676-1149.