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Want to adopt cute kittens found near death in a Pinellas freezer? Get in line

Pinellas animal welfare officials have been inundated with requests from people who want to adopt the kittens found in a freezer earlier this week.

The organization has been getting nonstop calls, emails and messages from people who want to take care of the three orange-and-white male kittens, said Nora Hawkins, a spokeswoman for SPCA Tampa Bay.

The kittens, about 6 weeks old, were discovered Sunday evening in a freezer at the Vagabond Mobile Home Park. A fourth kitten, a female, died.

The man responsible for them, Rodney Blanchard, 49, has been charged with animal cruelty.

What should you do if you want one of the kittens? Visit

Want to adopt cute kittens found near death in a Pinellas freezer? Get in line 12/05/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:25pm]
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