Kittens found covered in chemical goo; suspect sought

The two kittens were found in Maryville, Tenn. Friday. (Courtesy: Blount County Humane Society Facebook Page)

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Two kittens were found covered in chemicals Friday night and authorities are trying to figure out who did it to them.

Good Samaritans found the kittens on Friday on Mcammon Avenue in Maryville, Tennessee.

They dropped them off at Midland Pet Emergency Center.

It took workers three hours to clean the kittens.

Blount County Humane Society president and animal cruelty investigator Steven Phipps says they were covered in a sticky product called ‘Good Stuff;’ it’s used to insulate gaps around windows and doors.

Some of the product is still stuck on their skin.

“It was a shocking thing to see,” said Phipps. “It is terrible, nobody can imagine why anybody would do that.”

After shaving off two bags of fur, Phipps says the kittens are in good condition.

“By the next day they were really improving, eating [and] drinking and the vets think they’re going to make a full recovery,” he said.

Blount County Humane Society would like for anyone who knows what happened to these kittens to speak up.

“They definitely need to be disciplined for this and if we find out who [did] it, we will work with the district attorney to see what charges need to be filed,” he said.

The society’s Facebook posts touched some of their followers’ hearts who came into the clinic to donate money for the kittens on Sunday.

After the kittens are released from the clinic, they will be put up for adoption through the Blount County Humane Society.

Phipps said this should happen with the next two weeks.

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