Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Garbagemen Rescue 'Gorgeous Little' Kitten from New Brunswick Snowbank

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Garbagemen Rescue 'Gorgeous Little' Kitten from New Brunswick Snowbank

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Garbagemen rescue kitten from N.B. snowbank

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FREDERICTON - Two garbagemen are being hailed for rescuing a frozen, urine-soaked kitten from a rural snowbank.

Leland Nason and a co-workers were collecting trash in Minto, N.B., on Tuesday when they passed what they thought was a dead cat, said Sue Knight, of CARMA Cat Rescue in Fredericton.

"They thought it was dead, it's so cold out there," Knight said.

"On the way back, Leland saw the head move. So he got his companion to stop, they backed the truck up, and got out and sure enough, the kitten was alive."

The kitten was lying in its own frozen urine, stuck to the snowbank, she said. It could not have made its own way there, she said.

"Leland managed to dig it out, put it in his jacket," she said. "The kitten really responded to him, wanted the loving. …

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