Sunny is lucky to be alive after someone put him in a duffel bag filled with clothes. The bag was left on the ground besides a dumpster outside an apartment complex.
The kitten was weak, but he had enough energy to cry and alert anyone that could hear him. A resident in the apartment complex heard the six-month-old kitten crying and saw the bag moving.
It is uncertain how long Sunny was outside in the afternoon sun.
The man took the black-and-white kitten to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Lynnwood, Washington. The kitten was suffering from heat stroke.
Sunny’s body temperature was 107 degrees. A cat’s normal temperature ranges from 100.5 to 102.5 degrees. Shelter workers wrapped him in cool blankets and gave him intravenous fluids. The kitten was also unable to stand up on his own and was unresponsive.
By the next day, Sunny had made a full recovery and was running around the PAWS facility.
The staff decided to name him Sunny because he needed a positive name after everything he had been through.
Animal Control is investigating the incident.
Sunny is now up for adoption and is ready for a loving home.
Kay Joubert, PAWS director of companion animal services, said: “He’s fabulous. He gets right into your arms and purrs. He’s really interactive in his cage, and he has lots of spunk and energy. I think he’d make someone an excellent companion, and it’s just so sad this happened to him.”