Kitten Buried Under 5 Tons of Trash Rescued from Garbage Truck Just in Time

Kitten Buried Under 5 Tons of Trash Rescued from Garbage Truck Just in Time

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These sanitation workers in Stockholm, Sweden were having a normal day at work when they made a shocking discovery – a kitten trapped in 5 tons of garbage. 

Keep reading to discover how three brave sanitation workers changed this helpless kitten’s fate.

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A Cry for Help

Bekir Mercil and his two co-workers were on their normal routine of work – collecting trash and preparing it for the incinerator.

Suddenly, a sharp yet faint meow was heard. But they couldn’t hear exactly where it was coming from. 

The men looked puzzled. They stopped their work and looked around in the truck, but didn’t see anything.

Unable to locate the sound, the two men continued their work. All of a sudden, there it was again! 

Another soft, faint meow came from the trash…it was coming from the garbage stack in the truck! 

The Search Begins

A cat must have gotten trapped in the trash piles. They started digging through the trash trying to locate the trapped cat. 

These heroic sanitation men were going to do everything they could to rescue this poor cat.

Berkir said, “We had a shovel to remove the waste as carefully as we could without doing any harm, and a broom to try to get the kitten out.”

How did a poor defenseless kitten get in there?

They began at the corners of the truck and would work their way to the center of the truck in hopes of finding the poor kitten.  

Calling for Assistance

They two men started to worry they couldn’t find the kitten in time. They called a friend to help find the kitten.

The three men steadily used a shovel and a broom to carefully move through the 5-ton pile of trash!

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Hope at Last!

After over 30 long minutes and just when they had almost lost all hope, they found the kitten alive! 

They were shocked when they saw the condition the kitten was in. He was frail, covered in sludge, and could barely move. 

“When it was free, it just spurted out of the truck, totally covered in grease. It trembled like a leaf, it was so scared and tired”, says Bekir.

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They suspect the kitten had become trapped in the garbage truck while he was hunting for food.

This kitten didn’t have much time and the men knew they had to act fast. 

They rushed the kitten to a nearby animal shelter for medical care and a much-needed bath and meal.

The Road to Recovery 

Finally, this kitten was safe and in good hands! Gradually, he recovered and started to regain his strength. 

Bekir and his co-workers are so happy they were able to rescue this kitten from a terrible fate.

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‘It would have headed for the incinerator, and you can just imagine what would have happened”, said Bekir.

This very lucky kitten is now happy and healthy living with his new owner in his forever loving home! One of the shelter employees fell in love with him and made him her own. 

Happily Ever After 

Thanks to these three city workers who stopped on their route to take the time to search and rescue this baby kitten, the kitten has another chance at life. 

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These brave men showed us that a little courage and persistence could make a big difference. 

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29 Replies to “Kitten Buried Under 5 Tons of Trash Rescued from Garbage Truck Just in Time”

  1. These Garabage Men are wonderful people saving the poor defenseless Cat. Even though trying to find the kitten caused them to be behind on there time. They made the time to save the poor kitten. Glad the kitten has a forever home now.

  2. Thank God for these men taking the time and having the compassion to rescue this kitty! You are heroes! Now kitty has a loving forever home! Thank you!

  3. I wish,I could give each one of these workers ,a Big Hug.They are kind,caring,and devoted to aid the helpless.God Bless You All🤗🥰🙏

  4. This rescue made my heart glad. Thanks guys for not giving up in your search for this baby kitty. You guys are true heroes and gave baby kitty another chance for a forever home.

  5. That is a good story. Thank goodness they heard him and they were kind enough to do all that to help him. What a lucky kitten and what a nightmare for him. No one will ever know how he got in there but the important thing is that he got out before it was too late.

  6. Bless their hearts for saving this kitten! Not many would probably do this but you make us proud that you did! It tells us your character of goodness. Thank you !

  7. So nice to know there are still some decent people out there. Thank all involved! 😻❤️😻😻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. To the 3 gentleman who saved that little kitten It warms my heart to know that there are some people who have a heart when it comes to animals. God bless you all. Thank You

  9. Thank goodness for these wonderful men who took the time to yry & rescue the precious little kitty. & thanks to the wonderful Lady who gave the kitten a furever home. My husband & I have rescued many cats. We love them.

  10. Thank you !!! So much to these 3 wonderful men who did not give up on finding this sweet little kitten !! This baby is alive and safe thanks to you♥️♥️♥️ Bless you!

  11. God bless those heroic garbage men for not giving up until they rescued this precious kitten – so glad this kitten was found in time. So glad this kitty now has a wonderful new home.

  12. Go Bless those men for finding that poor kitte. Thank you so very much for saving that kitten . It’s wonderful having people like like you for saving that animals in this world. Thank you so much!!

  13. Thank you for your hearts
    Thank you says the kitten
    Thank you God for giving these men a real heart to be real men

  14. God bless these men for working to rescue this helpless fur baby. Too many people wouldn’t care, but life belongs to all creatures as God intended. If they hadn’t helped that kitten what horrible fate would be their karma? People need to be accountable and maybe this kitten fell in, or maybe he was thrown away just as my rescue Scarlett. She was rescued In Madison, Wisconsin on a freezing November night as a newborn. My husband gave her to me as a birthday gift on December 18th the best gift ever! Beautiful emerald green eyes and Raven black and white stripes reminiscent of Scarlett in Gone with the Wind my favorite novel.


  16. Thank you for caring enough to save. That I’m honoring all that save this adorable kitten. You did a great job. And I’m happy this fur baby has a chance to live a happy life thanks to people like you who care. 🙂

  17. Thank God for the hero s who cared enough to save the little kitty.. an thank you the lady who gave him a forever home .. god bless you all ♥️♥️♥️🙏😘

  18. I’m so glad these kind men did not give up on saving this adorable little kitten. They are 3 rare people who care enough to take the time and energy to show it. God bless them❤️

  19. May life give each of them the best it has to offer! You all are Saints, and deserve love, happiness and health! Thanks for being so caring!

  20. I always hear (and, unfortunately see) advertisements about abused animals. It was so nice to read about a selfless act of 3 men rescuing a kitten and the subsequent adoption of the kitten. I knew not every animal had a sad fate. Thankyou!

  21. ThAnks to all who took the time to save this little guys life It shows there are still some good people in this crazy world and u should all be proud

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