In early May 2019, a garbageman was collecting trash when he came across a shocking sight. The garbageman found a little eight-week-old kitten trapped in one of the trash cans, encased in a thick, hardened foam.
The garbageman found the kitten when he attempted to use a hydraulic arm on the trashcan. The contents of the trashcan weren’t coming out, so the garbageman peered inside.
That’s when he heard the little kitten whining. Amazingly, the kitten was still alive.
“The driver took the garbage can back to the Hillsboro Garbage Disposal facility,” Washington County’s sheriff office wrote on Facebook.
The garbageman and his co-workers worked together to save the poor kitten from the foam before he suffocated.
“A whole team of his coworkers came together and rescued the cat, and cut it out, they used razor blades to cut some of the foam off the kitten’s face…and bring it to the vet,” Brian van Kleef, a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, said.
After the garbagemen had removed the foam, they rushed the kitten to a local vet. The vet was also shocked by what happened to the poor kitten.
“He looked like something out of a Halloween horror show,” Dr. Diane Healy told KPTV. “It obviously hadn’t been there too terribly long, or he would have suffocated…the head was covered, the face was covered, the legs were stiff, he couldn’t move them.”
Deputies are still trying to figure out who harmed the kitten.
The property where the kitten was found includes two homes and a few rented-out buildings. Because so many people come and go from this property, deputies aren’t sure who hurt the kitten. They believe the kitten belonged to one of the feral cats that also live on the property.
The kitten has recovered from his ordeal, and he is now at Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro, Oregon. Hopefully, the kitten finds his forever home soon—after everything he has been through, he deserves the perfect home with people who love him more than anything.
This poor kitten has gone through so much hardship in his short life. Hopefully, the deputies will find the person who committed this terrible act soon and stop them from harming any more innocent kittens.
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