BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Two cats were rescued after an employee at a pet store in Beaverton found the animals in a sealed plastic container inside a trash bin.

KATU-TV reports ( the cats were checked out by a veterinarian and taken to the Cat Adoption Team’s shelter in Sherwood.

An official said staffers at the shelter and at the Washington Square PetSmart are angry and befuddled about the treatment of the cats.

One of the cats is a year-old brown tabby that may be pregnant, and the other is an orange tabby who is thought to be 2 to 3 years old.


Information from: KATU-TV,