Kitten rescued from library drop box

Anyone who reads the news knows it isn’t always the good tidings that make the headlines. Occasionally though, a story with a sorrowful storyline turns into one with a happy ending. Such is the case with Mushu the kitten. Last Saturday, the Colville Police Department received a call that a kitten had been put into one of the drop boxes meant for returned items out front of the Colville Public Library. “Someone was returning a book when they heard meowing coming from the box,” says Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. “Someone had dropped a kitten in there and left it.”That was a pretty catty and cruel thing to do. Meshishnek was unable to comment on how long the animal might have been in the drop-off box. A library staff member was called to unlock the box so law enforcement could retrieve the tiny, two-pound kitten. *To hear the rest of Mushu's story, read this week's hard copy edition of the S-E!