Kittens rescued before they were crushed in a skip are almost ready for new homes

The litter of five kittens will soon be looking for their forever home. Credit: RSPCA

A litter of five kittens who were seconds away from death when they were found amongst recycling waste in a skip which was about to be crushed will be ready to be rehomed next month.

The kittens were spotted by workers at a firm in Shaw Street, West Bromwich, moments before the crushing machinery was about to come down on the waste card so they stopped the process and called the RSPCA.

Inspectors Vicki Taylor and Dawn Burrell were sent to the scene and staff told them they had seen five kittens in the cardboard.

I am delighted they are all doing really well, some of them had eye infections but they have received veterinary treatment and this has cleared up.

Tracey Rogers, trustee and branch treasurer

The inspectors emptied the skip of all the card so they could locate all the kittens and rescue them.

All five boys were taken into RSPCA care, following the rescue on May 28 and once they have had their 12-week vaccination due on July 16 they will be looking for their forever homes.

Tracey Rogers, trustee and branch treasurer, said:” It seems like mum decided to set up home with her kittens in the waste recycling skip but it was not the safe place she thought it was.

“It was just so lucky that the workers spotted the kittens when they did as they really were seconds away from being crushed."

The kittens will be placed on the branch website when they are ready for adoption on July 16.

The kittens were moments away from being crushed. Credit: RSPCA