Tiny new born kittens are saved by staff at a Cambridgeshire recycling centre who heard their hungry cries moments before the rubbish was crushed

PUBLISHED: 10:44 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 21 February 2018

Kitten recovering at Wood Green

Kitten recovering at Wood Green

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These are the tiny kittens that were saved from being crushed after somebody put them in a cardboard box and threw them into a skip at a Cambridgeshire recycling centre.

Kitten recovering at Wood GreenKitten recovering at Wood Green

The adorable new-borns are on the road to starting new lives after staff at the Waterbeach recycling plant heard their hungry cries and dug them out.

The five grey kittens had been dumped within their first few hours of being born.

They were rescued thanks to workers at Amey Cespa, just moments before the waste was flattened.

The hungry, cold and terrified kittens were taken to Wood Green animal charity in Godmanchester where vets and nurses worked through the night to save them.

Kitten recovering at Wood GreenKitten recovering at Wood Green

One of the kittens was so ill it did not survive.

The surviving animals, Aladdin, Sophie, Dodger and Oliver, are being treated to round the clock care by volunteers and have found new forever, loving homes.

The charity said it was seeing more and more animals being abandoned in “appalling” life-threatening conditions each year.

A spokesman for the charity said: “These poor, fragile kittens shouldn’t have survived. But luckily, just as the box was about to be crushed, someone heard their plaintive cries.

“Hungry, cold and terrified, the kittens were rushed to Wood Green, where vets and nurses worked through the night providing the delicate care and warmth the kittens desperately needed.

“Without kind donations Wood Green simply wouldn’t be there day by day, week by week, with the critical care that animals need until they find a loving home.

“When vulnerable, homeless animals need help the most, when life hangs in the balance, Wood Green provides essential treatment and critical care, moment by moment, whatever the hour, whatever it takes.”

“This fab four are on their way to making a full recovery, saved in a moment, cared for round-the-clock, and given the chance to enjoy a happy, healthy future.”

• To support the work of Wood Green click here or call 0300 303 9876.

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