By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Four cats are now up for adoption after being removed from a downtown Pulaski apartment when a methamphetamine lab was raided there last week.
According to Pulaski Police Officer Megan Jennings, residents of the apartment building told authorities the two females charged with manufacturing methamphetamine had been living in the 302 N. Washington Ave. apartment with the four kittens for a month without water or electric service.
The cats, named Jep, Kitty-Wampus, Salem and Tiddly-Winks, were removed from the apartment Tuesday and taken to Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic for examinations and treatment. Jennings explained that the process used to manufacture methamphetamine produces toxic fumes that are harmful to people and animals.
“An occupant who was not present during the execution of the search warrant (June 21) agreed to find homes for the kittens but was unable to and surrendered them to police,” she said. “The kittens have been decontaminated and appear to be healthy.”
Pulaski County Humane Society is accepting adoption applications and donations for the kittens.
The criminal investigation into the lab is ongoing, and Jennings said additional charges are pending in reference to the animals.
Teresa White Dillon, 50, of Pulaski, and Victoria Willogene Harris, 39, of Radford, each are charged with manufacture of methamphetamine in connection with the lab.