Last weekend, a woman stepped outside the animal shelter where she volunteered for a quick break — but it was not the relaxing respite for which she had hoped.
Pained cries filled the air, seeming to come from the stairwell at the back of the All About Cats Rescue building in Freeport, New York. The volunteer rushed to investigate, and when she looked down the stairs, three pairs of frightened eyes stared up at her.
Two calico cats and an orange tabby were huddled together without food, water or form of identification. Security camera footage quickly explained the animals’ mysterious appearance.