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Dusty the kitten rescued by Southwark bin man

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Waste and recycling firm Veolia is appealing for the owner of a small black kitten found in a bin store near the New Kent Road to come forward.

Dusty the kitten rescued by Southwark bin man

Mark Jacques was empting refuse bins near New Kent Road when he saw the tiny kitten peering out from under a banana skin at the back of the store cupboard where the bins are kept.

"I couldn't believe it," he said. "A bin store is no place for a kitten and he looked terrified so I picked him up and brought him back to the office to find out how we could help him.

"I hope his owner gets him back or he finds a good home."

The cat has been checked by a vet and is not microchipped. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been informed of the find. If anybody has lost a little black kitten, Veolia – which runs Southwark Council's waste and recycling service – is asking that they get in touch.

In the meantime the kitten, who has been named 'Dusty', is being looked after by a Veolia employee and his family.

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