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Kitten on Conveyor Belt at Recycling Plant Plucked to Safety

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The rescued kitten is held by Tony Miranda in this image pulled from a KCTA-TV news video. (KCTA-TV) 

By    |   Friday, 18 Dec 2015 09:38 AM

A kitten was discovered amid trash on a speeding conveyor belt at a recycling facility in California but it was plucked to safety by an operator moments before reaching a compactor.

Cal-Waste loader operator Tony Miranda told KCRA-TV he was busy sorting the recycling at the facility in Galt when the newborn was spotted with other materials.

"We put so much material in here and we run so much stuff through it," said Miranda. "It's just amazing to see a little kitty survive through all this. It made my day today, definitely made my day."

The kitten apparently survived being picked up by a garbage truck, the ride to the recycling facility and then being pushed upon the conveyor belt with other items meant for recycling before it was found, said KGO-TV.

Cal-Waste officials said a shift supervisor claimed the kitten and named her Murphy. The kitten has already received a clean bill of health from a veterinarian after its scary ordeal. 

The supervisor, identified by KCRA-TV as Heather Garcia, said she immediately became close to the kitten, playing with it after it was found.

"Over the radio, I heard them say that they found a live cat, and I was curious cause, I mean that's just amazing, but, I wanted to see it," said Garcia. "It's just so cute, I mean why wouldn't you take it home."

The story of the kitten's rescue warmed the hearts of people on social media.



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