Kitten recovering after garbage collector finds him trapped inside trash can, encased in spray foam

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HILLSBORO, Oregon — An 8-week-old kitten is recovering after he was found trapped in a garbage can, encased in spray foam.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the discovery was made on May 3.

A garbage collector was using the hydraulic arm on the truck to empty out the garbage can and noticed something was stuck, so he went to look and saw the kitten hanging upside down.

He then brought the garbage can back to the disposal facility where staff were able to free the kitten.

The kitten is now in the care of a veterinarian and is expected to make a full recovery.

Deputies are now investigating this act of animal cruelty.

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