(Newser) - Four kittens seeking shelter managed to find some in the unlikeliest of places: a maximum security prison in upstate New York. The Glens Falls Post-Star says the kittens, just weeks old at the time and in sorry shape, somehow found their way into the Great Meadow Correctional Facility.
kittensOne inmate built a "kitty condo" for them out of scrap wood and chicken wire, and staffers set it up in the prison's maintenance area. In the months since, staffers and inmates have informally adopted the animals.
The prison electrician is their primary caretaker during the week, and an inmate known as the "cat whisperer" relieves him on the weekends. They won't be lifers, though: Doc, Meadow, Annie, and Comstock are being groomed for adoption.
In other strange animal news, a parrot is being credited with the saving the lives of a couple who were sleeping through a house fire.