Kittens saved from junk car – right before it was crushed

These kitties were moments away from being sent to a car crusher.

These four adorable kittens are super lucky to be alive.

They had been living in a junk car at Matejka Recycling in southeastern Minnesota. But no one at the Winona recycling company knew it – until workers were getting ready to crush the car.

According to a fundraising page, employees flipped the vehicle on its side and noticed something fall out.

When they got closer, they heard cries and found four little kittens – no mother in sight.

The people at Matejka Recycling collected the kitties, put them in a box and took them to the Winona Area Humane Society. There, the little guys were cleaned up, fed, and placed into a foster home where they're hand-fed every couple of hours. (They're still super tiny.)

Oh, and they have names now: Galileo, Marie (Curie), Bill (Nye), and Hawking (Steven) – lots of science going on here.

If you'd like to donate to help the kittens, click here.

The Humane Society says it'll keep posting updates on the babies.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.