PETA offers reward for information on person who encased kitten in foam, left it in trash

Kitten found encased in spray foam in Hillsboro trash can - Washington County Sheriff's Office images

HILLSBORO, Ore. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is honoring the garbage collector who rescued a kitten “encased in spray foam” from a trash can and is offering a reward for information on the person who left the kitten to die.

On Monday, PETA said they’re sending a Compassionate Action Award to the employees of Hillsboro Garbage Disposal who rescued the kitten from a trash can on May 3.

The garbage collector said he knew the 8-week-old kitten was still alive because he could hear it whining inside a can along Southwest Minter Bridge Road. He rushed it to a local veterinarian office for care.

Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter says the kitten is expected to make a full recovery.

PETA is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who encased the kitten in spray foam and put it in the trash can.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Cpl. Brandon Talbott of the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.

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