A litter of kittens is being dubbed the "495 Five" after they were found trapped in an overheated carrier alongside Interstate 495 in Massachusetts, and police said they've gotten information leading to a possible suspect.
The kittens, believed to be between 3 to 4 weeks old, were saved by good Samaritans on Tuesday after being found alongside the highway in Wrentham on a day when temperatures rose to 91 degrees, according to authorities.
"WRENTHAM! Did anyone see who left these kittens in this carrier on 495? They are safe now but the carrier was steaming hot," the Wrentham Plainville Animal Control Office wrote in a viral Facebook post.
In a Facebook post Wednesday morning, Wrentham police asked the person who left the kittens alongside the road to "turn yourself in or get the help you obviously and desperately need."
Wrentham police later announced that investigators received information that has led them to a suspect; the suspect's name was not released because investigators have not yet sought criminal charges.
The kittens have since been placed in a foster home, and anyone who would like to adopt them is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.