Cops' Suspicious Package Was Purring, for Good Reason

Bomb squad finds newborn kittens inside, and they're all OK
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 19, 2021 2:21 PM CST
Cops' Suspicious Package Was Purring, for Good Reason
The newborn kittens are doing fine.   (Butler County Sheriff's Office in Ohio)

(Newser) – A police bomb squad responding to a suspicious package call at an Ohio church made an unexpected discovery: six newborn kittens and their mother inside a duffel bag. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office says its bomb squad was called to a church in New Miami on Thursday, per the AP. When the responding officers heard purring instead of ticking coming from the black bag, they used their X-ray equipment to view what was inside. The day-old kittens and their mother were found along with a note stating they had been born on Wednesday. “Mom’s name is Sprinkles," the note also read. "She began giving birth at 2 p.m.” A post on the sheriff's office Facebook page said mother and kittens “are doing well and are warm, cozy and fed.” They were being cared for at a local humane society.

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