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Freezer kittens at home with new families

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Tuffy the cat sleeps on his new owner's couch. Tuffy the cat sleeps on his new owner's couch.
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -
Three surviving kittens that were stuffed into Ziploc bags and put into a freezer have all found new homes. Separate families adopted each of them from SPCA Tampa Bay within the last week.
 
"For these cats to have gone through what they do - I knew a good home was in order," said Andrew Parks, a single father who adopted one of the kittens and named him "Tuffy."
 
Tuffy was one of four kittens stuffed in Ziploc bags and put in a freezer. Investigators think Rodney Blanchard was trying to get rid of them. One died. Three others made it but were covered in fleas. Blanchard, who's facing four counts of cruelty to animals, is still in jail.
 
"For the kitty to have gone what he's gone through and to give that much love ... I think us humans could learn a lot from him," Parks said. "I didn't expect him to be so loving. I mean:  literally I came through the door, opened the cat cage [and] he sniffed around for two minutes. His toys were laying out for him. He was already playing. I sat down to watch TV to give him time to adjust and he was already in my lap. Within 10 minutes he was already asleep."
 
One of the other families kept the original name for their kitten, Napoleon. The third named theirs "Frosty" as a reminder of what he and his brothers had been through.
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