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After story goes viral, requests pour in for abused kittens

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There are thousands of dogs and cats that need a good home, but requests from all over the country are coming in for three little Bay area kittens.

The trio was part of a troubling case of abuse in Pinellas County, and the story went viral this week. Four were found inside a freezer. Deputies say 39-year old Rodney Blanchard stuffed the kittens into individual plastic sandwich bags, then shoved them into his freezer and left them to die.

One of them did not make it. The other three were rescued, and the Pinellas County Animal Shelter is being inundated with requests about adoptions.

But you'll have to wait – for now.

"We've just seen an outpouring of support for these kittens, and hopefully for all the homeless animals we have," said Matha Bode of the SPCA in Largo.

From calls to e-mails to messages, people want to know how they can adopt. Bode said Thursday that there is a legal process the shelter is going through now to get to that point, but it will happen soon.

She said people can get more information on their website, http://www.spcafl.org/, as well as any animals up for adoption now.

"They have to get healthy and we have to finish the legal process before we can put them up for adoption," Bode said.

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