In darker National Cat Day news, a North Carolina woman named Aimee Cook has been charged with 14 counts of animal abuse after a suitcase containing 14 dead cats and kittens was found near near the dumpster of an apartment complex.

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ABC News reports an “employee of the complex” discovered the suitcase, opened it, and “recognized one of the dead felines as Cook’s.”

Police say Cook told them she was overwhelmed by the cats “due to recent unplanned litters.” Authorities say Cook told officers she tried to relocate the felines to no-kill shelters but was unsuccessful and euthanized them.

For a list of no kill animal shelters near you, visit the No Kill Network.


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