Good Samaritans rescued 17 cats and kittens abandoned on the side of the road in plastic bin in Schenectady. The animals were found Tuesday, October 2nd and dropped off at the Animal Protective Foundation.

A video on Animal Protective Foundation's Facebook page shows the cats and kittens in a large plastic container. "There's no holes. They were just sealed in the bin."

To make room for the new arrivals, APF is looking for people to adopt available cats. You can also give food, litter or monetary donations. "We also anticipate some medical costs for caring for these kitties." Donate at Animnalprotective.org on APF's Facebook page or call 518-374-3944 to see what is needed.

It's sad to know someone could abandon animals like this but it's heartwarming to see so many more people doing the right thing. From rescuing the cats to everyone at APF who are caring for them before finding new homes. You are all our 'Hometown Heroes.'

A cat was found trapped in a bin in Western New York last month. Leroy police asked the public for help investigating the animal cruelty case. PETA is now offering a $5000 reward for any tips leading to an arrest.