Two people arrested for allegedly abandoning kittens, one of which died

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Two people have been arrested for allegedly leaving three kittens at an abandoned apartment, where one of them died.

According to the criminal complaint, a Buckhannon Police officer working a part-time maintenance job found the kittens at an abandoned apartment on Kelson Drive on October 15th. The officer says the duo left the apartment early October. The kittens were found with cat (not kitten food), no water and sick. They were taken to animal control.

John Halterman and Nikita Swisher, both 32-years-old, are behind bars with three counts of animal cruelty.