In a vast factory filled with scrap metal, industrial waste bins, and a large inventory, one worker’s attention was caught by an unexpected sight. It was a small and fluffy creature that seemed out of place in such an environment. Thankfully, the worker noticed the wide-eyed little thing and took notice of its presence. Credits go to RSPCA Victoria for their involvement in the following events.
It’s not uncommon to do a double take when you see the head of a scruffy gray kitten sticking out of a trash bin. In fact, one person on Facebook even commented that it looked like a sticker! However, upon closer inspection, it became evident that there was a real, albeit small, cat in need of assistance. The poor thing had somehow managed to get itself stuck in the tight confines of the bin and required rescue.
Rescuing this peculiar and hairy animal turned out to be a challenging endeavor. According to a post by RSPCA Victoria on Facebook, they reached out to several agencies for assistance when they encountered a kitten with its head stuck in a pipe. Inspector Marée was dispatched by RSPCA Victoria to rescue the kitten, but despite several attempts, they were unable to free the kitty using lubrication. As a result, additional help was required, and the fire department came to the rescue. The Country Fire Authority’s firefighters brought along an angle grinder, which proved invaluable in cutting away the pipe after an hour of careful maneuvers.
Piper, the small feline, was both surprised and appreciative after being rescued. According to the RSPCA, the cat was shivering and weak, seemingly remorseful of her previous adventures, but also aware that she was now in good care.
Piper received a much-needed cleaning and was then swaddled in warm towels. The RSPCA has confirmed that Piper is a tiny fighter who also happens to be a loving and caring kitten. Following her treatment and some tender loving care at their clinic, she is now ready to embark on less risky adventures in a foster home while gaining weight under veterinary supervision.
Meet Piper, an adorable kitten who is one among many cats looking for a forever home through RSPCA Victoria, amidst the ongoing kitten season that has resulted in a surplus of cats worldwide. According to RSPCA Victoria’s statement to The Dodo, the hot and dry summer has prolonged the kitten season, leading to a significant cat problem. In response, the organization has decided to waive adoption fees for cats over five months old, making it easier for people to adopt these homeless felines. Their “No Fees for Felines” campaign has been successful so far, and they intend to continue giving more individuals the opportunity to welcome a cat into their family.