A little kitten clings to a couple of sanitation workers who rescued him when he was inside a garbage bag, thanks to his multiple meows, he now has a very comfortable life in his new home.
Last Monday seemed like a normal day for William Montero and John Kase, workers at the New York Department of Sanitation. As they went about their daily routine in Queens, picking up trash bags and tossing them into the back of the truck, they heard a series of meows.
Kitten clings to its rescuers
Both workers kept hearing the insistent meows coming from a garbage bag, so they thought it was an 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.
Somehow a heartless person had put him in the garbage bag and left him on the sidewalk, but thanks to the workers he was rescued just in time. They were surprised, and decided to search through all the garbage for other cats to make sure there were no more abandoned.
After searching for a while in the truck’s compactor, they did not find another abandoned animal, something that somewhat lightened their day.
The little kitten was a little nervous about the ordeal, but was glad to be safe and secure with the workers. The two companions tried to put the little feline in a cardboard box to transport it, but it always escaped climbing or crawling.
He’s a climber. We couldn’t have him there.
Although the kitten was still too scared, John decided to hold it to his chest to calm him down a bit and the therapy turned out to be very effective. While hugging one of his rescuers, the little boy slowly showed his true personality.
John and William are animal lovers, so they decided to name the little 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 them and took the feline in.
At the shelter they estimated that little Hopper was about 10 weeks old, and that he had an upper respiratory infection. Hopper received the medical care he needed to overcome his health problems and later moved into a wonderful foster home.
The kitten began his recovery with a loving family and little by little he is making progress in the comfort of his new home. Thanks to the help of sanitation workers and rescue center volunteers, Hopper is on the road to a full recovery.
“We only did what I hope every normal human being will do.”
The workers decided to visit Hopper and brought him a bed and supplies, keeping him comfortable until they can find him a forever home.
Luckily, Hopper now has a promising future ahead of him, and he’s sure to find an ultimate family soon.