Kittens sneak into prison, steal inmates' hearts

Maximum-security prisoners, staff nurse cats back to health

POSTED: 09:21 AM MST Jan 15, 2014    UPDATED: 07:03 AM MST Jan 15, 2014 
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Four stray kittens found their way into the basement of a maximum-security prison and into the hearts of inmates and staff as well.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the kittens crawled into the basement of the Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Fort Ann, N.Y. a few months ago. The kittens were in poor health, had to be bathed to get rid of fleas and also dewormed. They were nursed back to health with the help of prison staff and also a few inmates. The kittens live in a cage built by one of the inmates and are free to roam around the building maintenance area.

The kittens are named for the prison and the surrounding area: Doc (for the Dept. of Correctional Services), Comstock (for the location of the prison), Annie (for Fort Ann) and Meadow (for Great Meadow).

Permanent homes are currently being sought for the kittens.