A two day old kitten rescued from a skip is doing well.
The black and white tom was rescued after a driver at Cawleys waste management company in Covent Garden Close, Luton, heard a mewing from the back of a lorry.
The mite, now two weeks old, is being hand reared by foster carer Amanda Courtney from Feline Cat Rescue, who said the kitten, named Skippy, was a real fighter.
Cawleys transport controller Lescha said: “He definitely wanted to be found, I was talking to one of the drivers and we could hear a plaintive mewing coming from the back of the lorry. Lee and I had to shift a foot of rubbish before we found him crying there, thrown out with the waste.
“Lee pulled him out and passed him to me, I got a piece of carpet from our workshop and wrapped him in it. We took him into the office, and managed to wet his lips, we could see he was really young and really hungry.”
Kittens this small have to be fed a special formula around every two hours and are at risk because they miss out on their mother’s antibodies but the charity is hopeful Skippy will pull through.
To find out more about the charity go to www.felinecatrescue.org.
To see a video of Skippy go to www.lutontoday.co.uk