An observant PetSmart worker helped save the lives of two cats left to die in a dumpster.
The employee, Michael Meadows, told FOX 12 he and his manager went to take out the trash on Saturday when they spotted a blue tub sealed up, sitting on top of the trash in the dumpster at the store near Washington Square Mall. He didn't hesitate, but rather climbed into the dumpster to investigate.
Meadows said he was always taught to look in a closed container, if he ever found one. He said he grew up in New York and years ago a news story about an abandoned baby found in a similar way, struck a cord with his mother. After that, he says she taught him to always check abandoned tubs.
"But when I saw the cats, they were cold," Meadows said. "The one hopped out, but then immediately came back because it didn't want to abandon its friend. I hope they get adopted out together."
The cats were checked out by veterinarians before they were taken to the CAT Adoption Team's shelter in Sherwood.
One of the cats is a brown tabby named Hazel. Workers believe she is pregnant and about a year old.
The other cat is a an orange tabby named Grace. She is believed to be about 2 to 3 years old.
Right now, the cats are not available for viewing or adoption.
The CAT Adoption Team, wants to remind cat owners; if you have a cat you can no longer keep, they have resources to help.
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