The Coast News Group

Humane Society receives five kittens found in steel column aboard truck

REGION — The San Diego Humane Society announced today that it recently received a litter of kittens found inside a 60-foot steel column after a drive from Northern California.

Employees with DPR Construction recently drove from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego to work on Kaiser Permanente’s future medical offices in Clairemont Mesa. After they arrived, the workers noticed small meows coming from inside a 60-foot steel column that was aboard their truck.

The employees eventually coaxed five week-old kittens out of the column and contacted the Humane Society to pick them up.

The kittens were transferred to the Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery for around-the-clock care.

The Humane Society dubbed the three males and two females Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer and Piper.

The five kittens are now four weeks old and living in foster homes. Humane Society officials expect all five to remain in their foster homes for roughly another month. Once they are eight weeks old, they’ll be put up for adoption.