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Police investigating after 2 kittens survive being dumped in St. Marys trash can

The discovery of five kittens in a bag in a St. Marys Cemetery garbage can has led to an animal cruelty investigation by Stratford police.

A woman walking her dog found 5 kittens in a tied up bag, say police

Police are investigating after a woman found five kittens inside a tied up bag in a garbage can at St Marys Cemetery. Police say only two kittens have survived. (File photo) (Submitted by Bettyanne Corbin)

The discovery of five kittens in a bag in a St. Marys Cemetery garbage can has led to an animal cruelty investigation by Stratford police.

A woman walking her dog through the cemetery on Sunday, around 1:30 p.m, heard meowing coming from inside the trash can, say police.

She found five kittens inside a tied up bag.

Police say the woman took the kittens to the St. Marys Veterinary Clinic. Only two survived.

The kittens are believed to be two or three days old, and police say they were likely put in the garbage can — in the south end of the cemetery, just north of section B — within 12 hours of being found.

Stratford police opened an animal cruelty investigation after being contacted by the vet clinic, and are urging anyone with information to contact them at 519-271-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.