A litter of kittens were seconds away from being killed after being found among recycling waste which was about to be crushed.
Employees spotted the kittens at a firm in Shaw Street in West Bromwich, just before the crushing machinery was about to come down on them.
The workers immediately stopped the process and called the RSPCA.
All five kittens, aged about five weeks old, were taken into RSPCA care, following the rescue on Thursday (May 28th), and they are now doing well with a foster carer.
When the kittens are old enough they will be then re-homed to their forever homes.
Inspectors at the RSPCA said that the staff at the recycling centre were great at helping them rescue the kittens.
“It appears like the mum had decided to set up home with her kittens in the waste recycling skip because it seemed safe and warm and she must have left them. “It was just so lucky that the workers spotted the kittens when they did as they really were seconds away from being crushed. I am pleased to say they are all doing well and will be ready for re-homing soon.”