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Tiny kittens rescued from dump

One of the rescued kittens

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Three kittens were rescued from death with just minutes to spare after they were dumped at a recycling centre in Leicestershire.

The tiny creatures were found by staff just before the container they were in was due to be crushed at the site in Loughborough.

The RSPCA took away the kittens, thought to be just days old, who were then taken to a vet - and it's hoped they'll recover from their ordeal.

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