He’s so much better now 💚
A sanitation worker in Oregon was emptying a bin into his truck earlier this month when he heard something unsettling.
The distressing cries of a helpless animal could be heard coming from deep inside the container.
Looking more closely, the worker discovered a helpless kitten that had been brutally sprayed with hardening foam and left to perish.
He appeared to be something from a Halloween horror film, Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic’s Diane Healey told FOX 12 News. “He couldn’t have suffocated if it had been there for a very long time. The legs were immobile and stiff, and the head and face were both covered.”
Fortunately, the kitten quickly managed to escape his foam enclosure.
The 8-week-old male kitten was extracted from the spray foam by shop staff after the driver returned the trash can to the Hillsboro Garbage Disposal facility, according to a statement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The kitten was then taken to a nearby veterinarian for treatment.
Officials said that the kitten was likely born to a feral cat known to live near the multi-unit residence where the bin had been set out. They are seeking the public’s help in tracking down the person responsible for this sickening case of animal cruelty.
The rescued kitten, meanwhile, is now safe and sound despite what had been done to him.
A spokesperson at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter, where the kitten is being treated, told The Dodo that his prognosis is good:
“He is expected to make a full recovery.”