A Missouri couple walked into Midwest Animal Rescue holding a cat they said they’d found in a neighboring town.
Staff told the couple they couldn’t take in animals from that specific town because of shelter agreements. So the staff pointed them in the direction of the right animal shelter to which the feline could be properly surrendered.
Before the couple left, shelter manager Sydney Mollentine said she provided them with an animal crate. They reportedly agreed to follow her directions.
Instead, the security cameras told an entirely different story.
As soon as the couple left Midwest and returned to their car, they were captured sliding the box out onto the sidewalk, leaving the poor cat inside the box and driving away.
“When you hear something like that, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s sad,” Sydney told WDAF. “To see an animal that left your facility into a hopefully forever home to then be treated like nothing and dumped on the side of the road.”
Once Sydney realized the cat was outside their shelter and brought him back in, they went over his paperwork and scanned him for a microchip.
That’s when the heartbreaking truth began to emerge …
Footage provided by WDAF Kansas City
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