These Garbagemen Began Crushing Trash In Their Truck. Then They Heard Desperate Cries From Inside

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But back to the machine itself. Not only is the compactor powerful, but it can also be fatal, as has been proven in the past. Indeed, there could have been another victim if things had gone a little differently on that day in Reading. Fortunately, though, the trash collectors were alert on the Tuesday afternoon in question.

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On that afternoon, the trashmen heard a high-pitched noise in the truck’s compactor when they were at the rear of the vehicle. Furthermore, it seemed to be coming from a garbage bag that they had already thrown in and possibly even compacted. Naturally, they felt they had to investigate.

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But the pair weren’t prepared for what they found when they looked inside. Within the sack was a young female cat that had presumably been trapped in there on purpose. What’s more, the physical state of the animal provided further evidence of abuse.

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