Last of four kittens rescued from dumpster has died

BLASDELL, N.Y. (WIVB) – Days old and left for dead; none of the kittens remain alive out of a litter of four, found in a Blasdell trash bin on Friday.

The newborn kittens were found by a crew emptying dumpsters.

“Severely dehydrated, had not been nursed most likely, very filthy, dirty, very hungry,” said local Veterinary Assistant Kristen Dempsey.

Her boyfriend was one of the workers who fond the kittens.

Dempsey told News 4 when she first saw the kittens, their umbilical cords were still attached and they were barely alive.

She admitted, she was surprised her boyfriend was even able to see them due to their size.

“Big, tough guys, and that’s what they do for a living and their concern is ‘Let’s stop, we need to save some kittens,,” she said.

Dempsey contacted the Ten Lives Club, a non-profit dedicated to helped abandoned cats.

A local team placed the kittens on a heating pad, fed them sugar water to help stimulate them, and then slowly worked them up to bottle feeding.

Three of the four kitten passed away soon after being rescued and News 4 learned Monday that the last kitten has also died.

The final kitten’s caregiver told News 4 without breast milk from the mother, it had a slim chance of survival. The kitten remained in a foster home receiving around-the-clock care. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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