Kitten Discarded in Gas Station Dumpster Seeks Home

September 11, 2017

A three month old kitten who was founded discarded in a gas station dumpster in Menlo Park is seeking a home.  The kitten, named Prudence, is available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA).

“We responded to a call from concerned workers at a gas station in Menlo Park who said they heard a kitten crying from inside the dumpster,” said Buffy Martin Tarbox, PHS/SPCA Communications Manager.  “Because of the height and slippery sides of the dumpster, it’s highly unlikely she climbed inside herself.  We believe she was discarded like trash and we are very thankful someone heard her cries and called us before tragedy struck.”

Prudence had no collar or microchip.  After the state mandated waiting period to see if someone came forward to claim her, PHS/SPCA had Prudence spayed, vaccinated and placed for adoption at their Center for Compassion in Burlingame.  Her adoption fee is $120.

“The life of this beautiful little calico kitten started out rough, but we are hoping she’ll have a happily ever after once she’s adopted into a loving family,” according to Tarbox.

People interested in meeting Prudence should visit the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame, or call 650-340-7022.