The two kittens who survived being thrown from a moving truck in Davis County have died.
The kittens, named Pierre and Nikola, succumbed to feline panleukopenia virus, commonly known as distemper, according to foster organization CAWS director Janita Coombs. Pierre, the orange kitten, died Nov. 5 and Nikola, the black kitten, died a day later. Both cats were in the care of a CAWS foster home when they began showing symptoms and were taken to a veterinarian.
Coombs said the kittens contracted the illness before they were taken into foster care, though the stress of being thrown onto the freeway could have exacerbated their condition. She also said the kittens were in poor health when they came to authorities and likely had not been properly cared for.