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A little kitten clings to a couple of sanitation workers who rescued him from being in a trash bag. Thanks to its many meows, he now has a very comfortable life in his new home.
Last Monday seemed like a normal day for New York City Sanitation Department employees William Montero and John Kase. As they went about their daily business in Queens, picking up bags of trash and tossing them into the back of the truck, they heard a series of meows.
William told Love Meow:
“My first thought was, I hope this is a toy I hear. Unfortunately, that was not the case. »
A kitten clings to its rescuers
The two workers kept hearing the insistent meow coming from a bag of trash, so they thought it was a abandoned animal. When they opened the bag to investigate, they found a little kitten who was very scared, his heart was beating very fast and he needed help.
A heartless person had put him in a garbage bag and left him on the sidewalk, but thanks to the workers he was saved just in time. They were shocked and decided to rummage through all the trash looking for other cats to make sure there was no other stray cats.
After searching for a while in the truck’s compactor, they couldn’t find any other misplaced ones, which made their day a little easier.
The little kitten was a little nervous about the ordeal, but he was happy to be safe with the workers. The two companions tried to put the little feline in a cardboard box to transport it, but it always climbed or crawled out of it.
“He’s a climber. We couldn’t keep him in there. »
Although the kitten was still too frightened, John decided to hold him to his chest to calm him down a bit and the therapy proved to be very effective. As he was cuddled by one of his rescuers, he slowly showed his true personality.
John and William are animal lovers, so they decided to name the kitten Hopper, after the back of the truck. They then contacted Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue to inform them of the kitten’s situation, and the shelter immediately decided to help and took in the feline.
The shelter estimated little Hopper to be around 10 weeks old, and suffering from an upper respiratory infection. Hopper received medical attention needed to overcome his health issues and was then placed in a wonderful foster home.
The kitten began her recovery with a loving family and is slowly making progress in the comfort of her new home. With the help of garbage collectors and rescue center volunteers, Hopper is on the way to a full recovery.
“We just did what I expect of any normal human being. »
The workers decided to visit Hopper and bring him a bed and supplies, to keep him comfortable until they could find him a forever home. Fortunately, Hopper now has a bright future ahead of him, and will surely find a permanent family soon.