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Homeless Kitten Facing Several Surgeries after Being Found in Dumpster

A one-year-old kitten named Miles is recovering from multiple surgeries at the Denver Animal Shelter, after being found in a dumper with severe injuries on May 30th in West Denver.

Miles was brought to the Denver Animal Shelter for treatment shortly after he was discovered by a good Samaritan with Denver Metro C.A.T., a collaboration of metro area animal welfare groups. Shelter staff believe his injuries, which include a broken jaw and a severely injured right eye, likely stem from being hit by a car.

Miles is recovering after undergoing a surgery that inserted a wire in his jaw to stabilize a fracture, and surgical removal of the injured right eye. The Denver Animal Shelter’s cost of care will be at least $4,000. To donate toward Miles’s medical treatment, visit

Miles is expected to make a full recovery and will be placed up for adoption as soon as July 5.

Denver Animal Protection is currently investigating the case, but there have been no leads. If you have information related to this case, please call 311.

Convictions in animal cruelty cases could result in fines from $1,000 to $100,000 and/or six months to six years in jail.