Animal workers rescued three-week-old kittens in Redwood City on Monday. (Courtesy Peninsula Humane Society)

Crying kittens rescued from construction equipment in Redwood City

Three kittens trapped inside mechanical equipment in Redwood City were rescued Monday after someone heard the nearly three-week-old felines crying.

The dehydrated kittens, later named John, Wendy and Peter, were stuck inside a boom lift used to raise workers into the air for maintenance or construction, according to a news release from the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.

Since the kittens were not visible, Animal Rescue and Control officers used a camera to find them and pulled them out with a modified bird net.

It took them nearly an hour to rescue the kittens one by one. The mother could not be found.

The kittens are in good condition and were taken to a Kitten Nursery in Burlingame for a veterinary checkup.

The kittens will be placed for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA adoption center in Burlingame once they reach two pounds.

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