Mark G. was on the job in Media, Pennsylvania, emptying trash bins into his truck when he noticed something quite unusual — movement coming from inside one of the bags.

The kind trash worker opened the bag, and found a tiny calico kitten trapped inside.

Mark immediately called animal control, and the lucky kitty was soon taken in by Providence Animal Center. The baby feline was too small to be adopted right away, so workers at the center — who lovingly named her Grundgetta after Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend — cared for her until she was old enough to be fostered.

Update from after the video: After thriving with a foster family, Grundgetta — now renamed Agatha — is living a happy and healthy life in her forever home. Thank you, Mark, for saving this lovely kitty from what could have been a terrible fate.

Grundgetta/Agatha’s story is just one more reason to always adopt your next companion animal, and not buy them from breeders. When you bring home a rescue cat, you give a deserving animal a second chance at life!