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Kittens rescued from cardboard recycling center

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Jared Martin and his new furry companions. (KPTV) Jared Martin and his new furry companions. (KPTV)

Crews at a McMinnville recycling center got an unusual find when they heard noises from piles of cardboard. Found among some discarded cardboard was a family of kittens. 

It was just a normal day on the job for workers at Recology Western Oregon until they heard a strange noise. Jared Martin, who works at the cardboard recycling company, said he heard the meowing Tuesday morning when he shut off his machine.

When he heard the faint sound of the kittens, he said that is when they started digging.

Martin works with several large machines that sort all the recyclables and says it's a miracle that the crew even heard the cats. He and his coworker looked through several tons of recycled cardboard for nearly four hours to find the four little kittens.

Even though the mother cat was not found with the kittens, all four have been adopted by the staff at Recology Western Oregon.

Martin said this is the first time the staff there has seen something like this and didn't believe it at first.    

"I got some weird looks but we all stopped and we all went for it as soon as they started hearing the meowing too," he told Fox 12. 

Martin added, "I was relieved. My wife has been wanting a cat, so it kind of solved the crisis and saved some cats."

Martin said he is only taking two of them home. His wife already has a name for her little one, and Martin said he is still deciding on a name for his new companion. 

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