The last thing you want to find in the trash if you are an animal lover is an animal (alive or dead). Animals are not trash and deserve to be treated with respect and love. William Grabill, a waste management worker, heard tiny cries coming from a dumpster. Grabill looked in the dumpster and found six newborn kittens buried under some wood chips.
Grabill said he found the tiny family huddled in one corner of the dumpster. With the help of a coworker, they scooped up the kittens. Each kitten still had their umbilical cord attached which meant they were about 1 or 2 days old.
No one is quite sure where the mother was. It is possible she had her babies in the dumpster and had gone away to find food.
Or the litter of kittens could have just been left there to die. The kittens were being cared for at the Sacramento SPCA. Each kitten was placed in a loving foster home.
Sadly, one of the kittens passed away, but the other five got stronger each day with the help (and around the clock care) from their foster family.
William Grabill came to the shelter to see how the tiny kittens he rescued were doing. One dashing little male kitten was named William in honor of the man who rescued them.
Once they are old enough, all the kittens will be put up for adoption. I can’t imagine that a momma cat would have her kittens in a dumpster. But I am not a cat, so maybe she did.