Poor babies. I hope they catch the people responsible. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=local&id=5555007 Scores of kittens dumped at Mt. Vernon shelter WABC Eyewitness News (Mount Vernon - WABC, August 9, 2007) - Some 63 kittens, stuffed in three boxes and beset with fleas, were dropped on a animal shelter doorstep in Mount Vernon, officials said. Related Links Animal Shelter manager Sean D'Aliose says people training dogs to fight may have used the young cats for bait and then abandoned them out of nervousness about attention to a recent dog fighting case. In that situation, a half-blind pit bull named Floyd was found in a pool of his own blood. Authorities believe Floyd was placed in a box with his legs sticking out so that younger dogs could attack him. A $6,000 is outstanding for infomation about the dog fighting ring that injured him. D'Aliose said kittens are sometimes used to entice dogs to fight because the small cats are unlikely to hurt strike back and hurt the dogs. The kittens, which range in age and breed, were found late Tuesday. Shelter Director Paula Young said some were already available for adoption, and the rest would be once they were medically ready, which could take up to a week. Pet Adoption League of Westchester President Jeannie Johnson said she initially worried that it might be "almost impossible" to find homes for so many kittens. She and her family were keeping a few, and some others were at the shelter, but Young had most of them at her home.