Kittens Found In Dumpster By Construction Workers

Kittens Found In Dumpster By Construction Workers

Construction workers in Des Moines, Iowa were throwing chunks of broken up cement into a dumpster when they heard something that made them stop. Hearing mews coming from inside the dumpster, they found three kittens inside. These big macho men rushed these tiny little kittens to the Animal Rescue League. Unfortunately, two of them didn’t make it, but this little one did!

Kitten Saved by Workers

Tom Colvin of the Animal Rescue League said “it was no accident the kittens were in the dumpster.” A commenter suggested that the mama cat may have chosen the dumpster as a place to have her kittens, or maybe she moved them there, and later either the dumpster was moved or the lid was shut, and she couldn’t get to them.

Although I would feel so bad for the mama cat, as I’m sure you would, I hope that is what happened, rather than someone just tossing these precious little babies in the trash.

No word on who might adopt this adorable little furball. What should we name him?

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706 Responses to "Kittens Found In Dumpster By Construction Workers"

  1. a name how about Connie for the construction workers who found him. hopefully the mother had found a warm spot to have them and the construction workers found them before she got back from looking for food, I would hate to think some heartless bastard threw them away.

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  2. My daughter had a box dropped off at her place of work, and when it meowed she naturally called Mom. None of the shelters were accepting animals, so Lucky became our addition to the brood. We also had a pregnant mama thrown out of a moving car that I was never able to domesticate or catch and spay, and when she was dying she brought me her last litter which I still have 3,, one is out side.

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  3. So sad to report that the sweet little kitten crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. The little ones body just could not recover from all it had gone through. This was reported by the Animal Lifeline where the kitten had been taken to and cared for. The little one has now joined the other two across the Bridge.

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  4. My husband brought home a little 4 wk. old white kitten years ago. He was found underneath the hood of a fellow workers truck. Drove 40 miles. They were going to kill it ($#%&!@*s), but my husband took his shirt off and put the kitten on it, in his truck. We named him Lucky and he was with us for 12 yr. Died of renal failure. Any we were devasted.

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  5. name him Frank (Ole Blue Eyes) of course.a Moma cat dropped one of her litter off at our barn, my hubby and 2 sons named him Barney now we have 2 black Moma cats i am feeding trying to get them spayed before they can multiply again but they are beautiful shiny black and so loving

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  6. That is such an adorable kitty baby! This story reminds me of when they were rebuilding the McDonald’s in our little town and construction workers came upon a tiny kitten trapped in a sewer pipe. They rushed it to the local vet who nursed it back to health. That kitten found a forever home when it got old enough and healthy enough to be released from the vet.

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  7. Awww 🙁 “Treasure’. It’s possible the mom had them there, but more likely, unfortunately, that someone may have thrown them there. 🙁 I’d rather think the mom, but.. people being what they can be sometimes. I don’t know. What a little beauty this one is!!

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  8. I found a sweet tiny kitten running in the street…. It took some time but I coaxed her to my garage…. I finally caught her… A little sweetie….Tiny & cold….Checked with all the neighbors… No one claimed her. Took her to the vet to get checked out….She’s mine now…has been for over 5 years….. She’s right here, next to me on the sofa… Her name? “Sweetie”…. Of course…. Sweetie scoot over please, you’re crowding me…. 😉

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  9. awwwwww. <3 Peaches comes to mind. We rescued a kitten that was born in the tall weeds in our yard. Was only about 5 wks old. My daughter carried him inside and said "can we keep him mommy?" since no one claimed him, he is ours. <3

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  10. Three years ago, someone dropped off a wicker basket. And two dogs. When I went to see what dogs were barking at, I saw the basket across the street. Inside was five terrified little kittens. They ended up becoming part of my kitty family when friends I asked didn’t want any more cats.

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  11. Hes a king name him after a king or a god like or a warrior yeah a warrior bc he is a WARRIOR A SURVIVOR NAME HIM APPOLLO OR Archelles Spartan something like that hes so cute and so strong look ii ng bless his heart wish he was mine looking for a new boy kitten:)))) Hes adorable and hes going to make someone a great kitty:)))

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  12. A human newborn was found in some loose earth outside a nursing home here in West Michigan. While I think it’s bad to abandon animals to their death, I think it is HORRENDOUS to kill a child, especially when it can be dropped off at a fire station with no repercussions.

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  13. When my kids were little they came to me in the kitchen and said ” mommy we hear kitties.” I walked out back to find a bag tied up in the trash can down the alley with 6 kittens in it. We took them in but not all survived. People are cruel. Maybe you should call the kitten Twinkie.

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  14. Kelly Radcliff says:
    “Teresa there are groups on Facebook that will transport kitties long distances. Distance no longer has to be an obstacle to adoption. Try https://www.facebook.com/imaginehomeorg
    Even if you don’t have a FB account the page is viewable to the public. Here’s the website link: http://www.imaginehome.org/wp/
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/kittens-found-in-dumpster-by-construction-workers/comment-page-8/#comment-5935

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  15. Julie…when I was a little girl Dad brought home a little black kitty tucked in his flannel shirt. The kitten was at the construction site and was dodging vehicles. We named him Inky. I’ll never forget Dad taking him out of his shirt. So cute!!

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  16. Some one put a litter of kittens in a paper bag then put one the other way so the kittens couldn’t get out and left them at the end of my long driveway and the kittens chewed the one end of on of the sacks and they came running up to my house, I went to the paper sack and there was still 1 more in it all curled up and it meowed at me when I looked inside . There were 4 of them altogether

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  17. How could someone be that cruel and drop that precious little kitten in a dumpster, left to fend for itself or die. Whoever did it should be dropped into a human appropriate sized dumpster and see how they feel…sorry P.O.S.

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  18. There are so many of us animal lovers but sometimes we don’t get there in time.I’m off soon to trap a cat at a busy area.Comes to you but runs if you try to pick him up. Been running in the area for a month and I just found out this week about him. Just hope he isn’t trap smart.

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  19. Yes, I have caught many feral cats too, in a humane trap, and taken them to the county animal shelter. They do not kill them if they are healthy. Instead, they spay or neuter them, give them their rabies, test them for feline leukemia and aids. If they are all ok, the re-release them after clipping their ear to the neighborhood they came from. It is funny, how after a few weeks, they are back LOL like magic.

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  20. I had a feral female cat coming to my door about 3 yrs. ago, and with her was a 2/3 month old Siamese/mix. After a couple of weeks, I brought the kiiten in and got him fixed and kept him (named him baby Blu). 2 months later mom had kittens and someone had given her a box to have them in, but after 3/4 days, my husband heard mewing over the wall and when I went to see, the box that she had her babies in was thrown against the wall. There were 2 kittens in it,and only 1 survived. I kept that one. and then I found momma under a bush with the only other one that survived the 4th one was dead from opossum attack. So I brought mom and 2 babies in and gave them their own room. (named babies Precious and Patches) still have them (fixed). Could catch mom fast enough she then proceeded in coming home pregnant a 3rd time, and gave me 5 more beautiful kittens. All fixed (including mom). To this day I have 8 beautiful cats and momma. I also feed stray cats in the neighborhood. I just love cats (and all other animals).

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  21. we found our baby girl under a dumpster 10 years ago (or she found us). We were going to keep her until we found her a home. She is so smart and sweet, and I swear she is grateful. She is an indoor cat by choice.

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  22. I like toughy..or som’n to do w/ construction. ‘Struction. Got to be around the ‘struction workers… The struction worker found n saved. ” Struction”. Is my name and “buildin” is my game! ~^_^~

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  23. Butters, Biscuit, Sandstorm, Bear, Q-tip, Bones, Claws, Whiskers, Starstruck, Pretzel, Phoenix, Stargazer, Star, Rascal, Bandit, Mocha, Cappuccino, Pumpkin, Weasel, Chinchilla, Daisy, Dandelion, Lion, Angel, Blossom 🙂

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  24. it depends sometimes if a mother cat is scared from where she placed them or if she will be gone awhile they will put them some place she knows they will be ok but only if she knows she can get back to them

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