Seventeen kittens are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from a plastic bin in Upstate NY.

Another week, another sad case of animal abuse in New York State. In late September, we had the story of the cat duct-taped inside the plastic bin outside Rochester. Now, it's a problem to the east of Central New York.

Late Monday night, 17 cats were found in a container on the side of a road in Schenectady. Fortunately, a good Samaritan found the animals and saved them.

The cats were essentially left for dead in the container - no air holes were made. The kittens were brought to the Animal Protective Foundation where they will receive appropriate medical care and hopefully find fur-ever homes.

The Animal Protective Foundation posted a Facebook video describing the plight of the adorable kitties, and expressing gratitude to their rescuer.

If you're interesed in adopting one of these kittens, contact the Animal Protective Foundation on Facebook, or at animalprotective.org.