By Danielle Chavira

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Animal Control officers in Weld County came across a feral kitten that wound up stuck in a dumpster. The kitten stuck its head in a drainage hole, but couldn’t get back out.

(credit: Weld County Sheriff)

On July 14, officers responded to the dumpster in an alley in unincorporated Weld County south of Platteville.

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“Once officers arrived in the area, they found the kitten, who didn’t care much for her situation and acted appropriately,” the sheriff’s office stated on social media.

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(credit: Weld County Sheriff)

Officers say they used a not-so-common technique to free the animal with vegetable oil. Carefully, officers freed one ear and then the second.

Anticipating a quick reaction, officers had a carrier ready to capture the kitten. The kitten “shot out of the drainage hole like a backwards cannon” and into the carrier.

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(credit: Weld County Sheriff)

It was taken to the Humane Society of Weld County in Evans. Sheriff’s officials say the kitten was adopted less than two weeks later.

Danielle Chavira