Four kittens found abandoned on the side of the road had a happy ending on Sunday.
Chuck Campbell first found them back in June.
"I opened up that bag, and here are those babies. Five of them in that bag all crunched up and laying together," he recalled.
Campbell said that the discovery brought tears to his eyes.
The kittens couldn't have been more than two weeks old, and were hungry and dehydrated.
"Had I not stopped, they would have been smothered," said Campbell.
While one of the kittens did not survive, four others were nursed backed to health by Stephanie Estep.
"They were still bottle-feeding when I got them," said Estep. "They were really loving and affectionate. You would never know a human had done that to them."
Now, there is an opportunity for someone to save the kittens all over again.
The kittens are now available for adoption at the SPCA of Wake County.
I see them now, like this, [it's] unbelievable," said Campbell.
After beginning life abandoned on the side of the road, Campbell said a loving home would be a great ending to this story.
"It is great. Praise the Lord," he added.
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