DANVILLE, Va. -

Authorities in Danville are investigating an animal cruelty case.

The Danville Area Humane Society says three kittens were found inside a dumpster in a taped up box on Dry Fork Road yesterday.

The three kittens are said to be six weeks old.

The Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever left the animals in the dumpster.