Construction Crew Finds Kittens After Hearing Meowing From Steel Column A crew working on a building in San Diego found five kittens in a 60-foot steel column that had traveled from hundreds of miles away. The Humane Society says the kittens will be up for adoption soon.
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Construction Crew Finds Kittens After Hearing Meowing From Steel Column

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Construction Crew Finds Kittens After Hearing Meowing From Steel Column

Construction Crew Finds Kittens After Hearing Meowing From Steel Column

Construction Crew Finds Kittens After Hearing Meowing From Steel Column

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A crew working on a building in San Diego found five kittens in a 60-foot steel column that had traveled from hundreds of miles away. The Humane Society says the kittens will be up for adoption soon.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. A construction crew was working on a medical building in San Diego when workers heard meowing. It seemed to be coming from a 60-foot steel column that had traveled from hundreds of miles away. They tilted the column, and five kittens tumbled out. The Humane Society says the stowaways will go up for adoption soon. They have been given names that pay tribute to where they came from - Piper, Crowbar, Chisel, Rebar and Jackhammer.

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