One day when they were out in the yard, someone heard faint sounds coming from their compost pile. Concerned, they looked more closely and discovered a little, scared 4-week-old kitten hidden in the compost pile. They didn’t want the small kitten to suffer any longer, so they called the RSPCA right away.
“When I collected him he was shaking, scared and very hungry; he broke my heart,” Paige Burnham, an animal collection officer with the RSPCA, said in a press release. “I took him to an RSPCA venue overnight and gave him a hot water bottle, food and a snuggly bed and he definitely seemed to perk up.”
Whatever the circumstances that led Russell to that compost heap, he’s safe and sound now, and enjoying his time with his new friends at the shelter until it’s finally time for him to go off to his new forever home.
“The RSPCA Norwich and Mid Norfolk Branch are now caring for little Russell and hopefully once old enough we can find him a loving new cozy home and he will never find the need to seek refuge in a compost heap again,” Burnham said.
If you’re interested in adopting Russell, you can contact the RSPCA for more information.