8:06 PM CST, November 20, 2012
Update: Indianapolis Care & Control officials tell FOX59 that the cats that were found left in the UHaul trailer have been cleared for adoption.
The male and female have been cared for by Animal Care and Control and now the two are doing well enough to go to new homes.
Original: After sitting along Binford Boulevard for two weeks, police discovered that a U-Haul trailer had two cats inside living in deplorable conditions.
Eric Lipscomb, who works at a salon near Binford and Keystone, saw the trailer hooked up to an SUV there for weeks before police checked it.
"I didn't even know they had cats with them," Lipscomb said of the owners who left the trailer there.
After a firefighter driving by noticed that the trailer had been there for some time, police got a call to check it out. They found the cats living amidst a stuffed trailer of belongings, with a full litter box and no food or water.
"They were in some pretty bad conditions," said Adam Garrett of Animal Care and Control.
Garrett said that he and other officers had never seen animals in a U-Haul like this. He's encouraging anyone who can't take care of their animals to seek out help, as it is available.
"One of the top citations we issue to folks is not (providing) proper care and nutrition of animals," Garrett said.
Police are still looking for the cats' owner, who could face several citations. The cats are with animal care officers and safe, while the investigation continues.