There are many stories about abandoned animals that managed to survive with the help of their rescuers, and it is important to convey these types of events, where another face of humanity is manifested. With so much news about tragedies that involve the violent side and human needs, it is necessary to give ourselves a break with inspiring gestures.
William Grabill, a municipal waste management worker, was emptying the bins when he heard soft cries that sounded like a cat coming from a dumpster. After looking for it and doing the inspection, he found with the surprise that it was not just one, but six newborn kittens that were crying for his mother.
“(We) moved all the wooden crates that were in the way and found all six of them very close together and crammed into the corner of the wall,” William said. He and his co-worker put the kittens in a safe place and went for help.
The little animals were only one or two days old, their eyes were not open and they still had their umbilical cord. According to what they said, it is likely that the mother had chosen that place to give birth, but there was also the possibility that they were abandoned.
The kittens were taken to a Sacramento Humane Society shelter in California. As newborn kittens, they required constant care and bottle-feeding several times a day.
Unfortunately, one did not survive, but the five that remained are getting stronger. William, the one who found them, came to the shelter to visit the little ones he saved. “The first time I saw them, they didn’t even have their eyes open, but it seems that everything turned out well for them,” he said happily.
One of the kittens was named William in his honor and will be put up for adoption when they are older.