Four kittens are alive Tuesday thanks to a good samaritan who came to their aid when they needed it most.
According to the Winona Humane Society, a man brought the four kittens in last week and told volunteers how he stumbled upon them.
The man told volunteers he was fishing near Prairie Island when he saw a passing car throw something out the window onto the ground. He told them he figured it was trash, but as he got closer, he noticed the pillowcase was moving. After opening the bag, he discovered the four kittens unharmed, but in need of help.
"He took them home for a day and cleaned them up and fed them," Ashley Potter, of the Winona Humane Society, said. "He brought them in the next day and donated money to help with their medical expenses."
"They had fleas and two of them had ticks but otherwise, they're healthy," Potter said.
Kiki, Kimmy, Kit and Karmel are estimated to be six or seven weeks old and will be available for adoption in the coming weeks.