CHICKASHA - It was their pitiful cries for help that saved them.
Someone walking by a dumpster at Whispering Pines Apartments in Chickasha heard the kittens and called police.
James Kasper with the Chickasha Animal Shelter was then called over to get the animals.
"We opened up the dumpster and saw them crawling around in the bottom of it," he said.
Seven kittens, thrown away like garbage.
Police said they believe this is a case of animal cruelty.
"Usually a mother cat won't have them in a dumpster where she knows there's people always around," Kasper said. "She's going to try to hide them somewhere."
These kittens are so young all of them still have their eyes closed and some still have the umbilical cord attached.
The kittens are now in the caring hands of the Chickasha Animal Shelter.
The staff is bottle feeding them every two hours and keeping them under close supervision.
"It's society today," Kasper said. "That's the way things are going unfortunately. I wish more people had more compassion for them."
Police said unless someone comes forward with information on the person who dumped the kittens, there's really not much they can do.
If the kittens survive, they'll be put up for adoption at the Chickasha Animal Shelter when they get to be six weeks old.