Screams of a small animal ringed out at the Quarry Landfill as a small newborn kitten was trapped in a large black trash bag.
Steve Pryor, a Tulsa musician, was helping a friend unload trash into the landfill when he heard the sounds coming from underneath a pile of debris.
Pryor, who has performed music for over 40 years, says even with his poor hearing he managed to track down the scared animal.
“So I pull a couple bags off of it and there is those big tractors going by. It's really kind of a miracle that I heard the little thing. I didn't think my hearing was that good. I think God stepped in there,” Pryor said.
The bag was tied and sealed and, according to Pryor, the kitten appeared to be trapped due to the ill intentions of someone attempting to get rid of the animal.
“Some people aren't human. What kind of caring, compassionate human being puts a kitty in a bag? Give it a chance,” Pryor said.
After attempting to clean up the animal, Pryor went to Facebook and expressed his displeasure of finding a defenseless animal at the landfill and did not hold back.
The post was shared over 100 times and received more than 330 comments.
Shortly after his post, Pryor received interest in many wanting to adopt the animal and in less than two days the newborn kitten found a home.
Pryor's long time friend, Cindy Everett Pollack, welcomed the small kitten into her home and named the animal after her rescuers, Stevie Rae Bon.
Pollock, who recently began the search to adopt a cat, says the timing couldn't have been better.
“There's a lot of grown cats for adoption, but we really wanted a small one. It was just perfect. It just worked out at the right time and the story was so great and everything about it was meant to be,” Pollack said.
After being nursed back to health, Stevie Rae Bon has made a full recovery and will undergo periodic visits to the veterinarian over the coming months.
Pollock, although happy, says no animal should have to experience the same hardships Stevie Rae Bon has been though.
“The way she was tied up in a bag, that is not an accident. It is cruel because there as so many options out there right now. You want to give someone the benefit of the doubt, but still there is no excuse to throw away something that's breathing,” Pollack said.
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