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Animal Care and Control wants to know - who abandoned weeks-old kittens in a bag near a dumpster?

Posted at 5:55 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 19:06:44-04

Mike Giamatt owns The Cup 'N Saucer Restaurant in Lake Worth.

On May 2, he says his employee went out to the dumpster and noticed a discarded bag. The employee brought it inside for his boss to see.

"We did and there were three little kittens," said Giamatt.

RELATED: VIDEO: Man abandons bag of kittens next to dumpster

They contacted animal care and control. Luckily the kittens were still alive and about 5 weeks old.

Surveillance video behind the restaurant near Lantana and Jog roads shows a vehicle stop not far from the dumpster and a man gets out of the car.

Capt. Dave Walesky with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (ACC) said, "He drove up in a vehicle and left this bag next to the dumpster and that's illegal in the state of Florida, that's animal abandonment. Our intention is to prosecute this person."

ACC says they need your help to find this guy.

"There is no excuse for doing this. Palm Beach County has a number of rescues and resources," said Walesky.

There's also a pet store near the restaurant.

ACC says someone has stepped in to adopt the kittens, but they want to know who abandoned them.

"Leaving them in a bag in the parking lot, which is not a good idea. It's not good. I don't want to see an animal treated that way," said Giamatt.

Animal Care and Control is hoping someone with information can help them find out who actually left these kittens abandoned here.

You can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS and remain anonymous.