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Three kittens found trapped inside construction equipment in Redwood City are now ready for adoption. (Courtesy photo)
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Three kittens found trapped inside a boom lift in Redwood City in May are ready for adoption, animal officials said Monday.

The furry creatures — named John, Wendy and Peter by Peninsula Humane Society staff in a nod to Peter Pan — were rescued May 1 after it was determined they were stuck inside a boom lift, a four-wheeled vehicle with a telescopic basket on the end that can lift workers into the air for maintenance or construction.

Humane society staff, who responded to the trapped kittens, used a portable inspection camera to determine where inside the boom lift the kittens were and then used a modified bird nest to remove them one by one.

The kittens as seen during the rescue operation on May 1. (Courtesy photo)

“Despite a rough beginning, this fluffy trio is healthy, active and ready for their forever homes,” said PHS/SPCA spokesperson Buffy Martin Tarbox. “They were lovingly cared for in our Kitten Nursery and then by a dedicated foster care volunteer.”

The adoption fee per kitten is $120, which includes microchipping. Each of the kittens has been spayed or neutered.

The kittens one day after their rescue. (Courtesy photo)

The Peninsula Humane Society’s adoption center is located at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame and is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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