Ricky, Ringo, Ronnie, Rossi and Romeo the kittens rescued from crusher
A litter of five kittens who were seconds away from death when they were found in a skip about to be crushed will be ready for rehoming 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.
Luckily, they were able to stop 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.
With the help of staff at the company, the inspectors got to work emptying all of the card from the skip and rescuing the animals.
All five boys were taken into RSPCA care following the rescue on May 28.
They have since been named Ricky, Ringo, Ronnie, Rossi and Romeo by staff at the charity's Stafford and Wolverhampton District branch.
All five are doing well in foster care 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.
“But 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.
“We had to hand rear them at first but now they love proper food and they really enjoy playing together.
“They are adorable and love to be picked up and stroked and we will soon be looking for permanent homes for each of the kittens.
“We rely on the public to help us treat and care for animals until they are ready to be rehomed through donations - and we need them to continue to support us through these difficult times.”
Once they are ready for adoption, the kittens will be placed on the branch website.
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