HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Volunteers at the Cat Corner Inc. in Hampton need help finding several kittens, which were reportedly stolen from the shelter on Monday morning.
The non-profit, volunteer-run organization posted about the stolen kittens just before noon on Monday.
“It’s a sickening feeling,” said Cat Corner’s president Tiffany Young. She said this is the first time in 35 years anyone has ever broken in.
Young said someone pried open through a locked window sometime between 6 and 7 Monday morning.
"We care so deeply for each and every single one of our babies and we are just so incredibly upset," the post reads.
PHOTOS: Kittens stolen from Hampton animal shelter
The circumstances surrounding the theft were not addressed in the Facebook post, although the organization says Hampton Police have been notified.
An employee found all the kittens running around outside of their cages and contacted police. Now, the only clues to help find these missing kitties are a footprint on a counter, blood on the ground, and a board game piece.
All of the stolen kitties are spayed/neutered and microchipped. Some of them already had homes lined up for adoption.
The no-kill shelter will even offer a money for returning the kittens, thanks to donations from the community.
If you know anything about the kittens, Cat Corner is asking people to contact them directly at (757)722-0590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.