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More than a dozen cats dumped at church

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Local church members are sickened after they discover more than a dozen cats dumped in their parking lot.

"Just heartless, that's living creature and they just didn't care," said Gretchen Sommer, Lucky Day Animal Rescue employee.

It happened Monday night at Agape Church of God in Christ in Flint. Minister Anthony Mull said when he arrived, he noticed several cats on the property. Then he saw one dead in the driveway.

The church has surveillance cameras around the parking lot, so Mull checked the footage. The video showed around 10:35 Monday morning a dark-colored Ford Pick-up pulled into the parking lot. Two people got out, and starting pulling cats out of the back of the truck.

Most of the cats scattered after being released. But one just sits there, right behind the rear tire of the truck. The pair doesn't seem to notice. They get into the truck, put it in reverse, and run the animal over.  

"When I see the truck back up, and actually look at the cat flopping for its life then I realized they had actually seen the cat there dead.  They didn't call for help, they didn't do anything.  They just pulled off and left it there," Mull said

There are concerns the animals may be sick, and may bite a child at the church. Church members have called animal control, and Wednesday Sommer rounded up as many of the cats as she could.

"It made me furious. These people just treat their animals like they're disposable, just throw them out not a care in the world, and then when they run over the one and don't even stop," Sommer said.

Sommer was able to find a few of the cats and those will go to the vet to be checked out and make sure they are OK.

"They look like they have upper respiratory, gunky eyes, all of them look like that. The four that I got seem really friendly. They are a little bit thin," she said.

Sommer wonders what kind of people could do something like this and she hopes they are caught soon and held accountable for their actions.

"I'm sure it extends to other areas of their life too. If you have no compassion, that plays into other areas, all areas of your life really," she said.

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