4 Cats Rescued From Imminent Death In Garbage Crushers In Two Separate Incidents

May the people who threw these cats — an adult and three kittens — into trash bins experience spectacular karmic retribution for their inhumanity.

In Moscow, alert trash-sorters pulled a terrified tuxedo cat from a conveyor belt seconds before it would have been crushed on Dec. 21.

“The cat wasn’t meowing and the bag wasn’t moving,” municipal waste employee Mikhail Tukash told local television. “I needed to cut the bag to screen it for metals. I was just doing my job.”

In an eerily similar incident, three kittens were pulled from a conveyor belt in New Jersey on Dec. 17, just before they would have been killed in the threshing metal teeth of a glass crusher, the local CBS News affiliate reported.

Someone had disposed of the kittens in a backpack. This time the bag was moving, prompting Burlington Recycling Plant employee Barrie Donaldson to stop the conveyor.

“I looked at it real closely and they were moving,” Donaldson told the station. “And I was like, ‘Oh wow, there is something in this bag.”

Co-worker Ashley Bush, who was with Donaldson when he rescued the kittens, adopted one of the three baby cats and named her Precious.

“I looked to my right and I see all the teeth going,” Bush said. “That would have been horrendous.”

“Right away, I said, ‘I gotta have her,'” Bush added.

The other two were adopted by a local family. Police in Burlington are asking the public for tips to help them track down the person who disposed of the kittens.

As for the lucky Russian feline, local government officials in Ulyanovsk are holding a public contest to name the fluffster, who will also be named an honorary wildlife minister in the government’s efforts to tell the public not to toss animals in the garbage.

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This cat, who has yet to be named, was rescued from a garbage processing plant in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region.

9 thoughts on “4 Cats Rescued From Imminent Death In Garbage Crushers In Two Separate Incidents”

  1. My cat mini Panther was a loner at first. A WWII pilot took him in, but at 95 looking for Panther’s new home. I knew I’d love to have Pan, and the gentleman gave me a key; he was happy to have me pop in anytime so Panther could get to know me. And now, Pan follows me around in my apartment as if he were a dog. I love this cat!

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  2. People who do that will definitely experience karmic retribution. I’m appalled. I’ve seen so much dumping of kittens in recent years. Two years ago someone dumped a young mama cat and five tiny kittens behind the townhomes I live in – right out into the snow. My father found them and we took them in, and eventually fostered them out.
    I can’t say I’ll be upset if covid19 kills off these jackasses.

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