Kittens Found Dead After Break-in at Shelter

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Animal shelter workers in northwest Arkansas are trying to figure out who killed ten kittens - and why. A parking lot sweeper found six dead kittens Thursday - the day after the animals were stolen from Springdale Animal Services.

Five of the kittens were four weeks old and were taken from their mother, who was pining for them. Jill Hatfield, the superintendent of the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, said the six dead kittens were among 20 cats released from their cages during a break-in Wednesday.

Four other dead kittens were found at the Springdale shelter. The fate of the other ten kittens wasn't known. It's possible they escaped.

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