A kitten left for dead in box zip-tied shut in a Kanata dumpster is thriving at the Ottawa Humane Society.

Little daisy is recovering after suffering from severe dehydration and a respiratory infection. Staff says she is quickly regaining her energy and will soon be up for adoption. The Humane Society has launched an investigation to find out who left daisy and her brother, who happily did survive, in a dumpster for at least two days.

Bruce Roney, an Ottawa Humane Society Executive, told us that “these investigations are pretty tricky, if we don't have a witness it's hard to proceed. That's one of the reasons we have reached out to the community, we want them to see the red box and hope they know something that can help us with.”

Investigators say criminal charges could be laid. The kittens were left in a red box in the Leitrim area on April 30th. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Humane Society.