No one was sure exactly how long the cats had been there, but the kittens were very young and needed immediate attention. The area around and under the shipping containers was dirty and dusty, and inhaling all of that was definitely not healthy for the young kittens.
At a loss for what to do, Aintablian contacted Hope for Paws, a rescue organization in Los Angeles.
"I helped her rescue cats in the past, and she calls me from time to time when she faces challenging situations," Eldad Hagar, founder of Hope for Paws, told The Dodo.
When Hagar arrived, he immediately found a kitten who had already passed away, and knew he needed to work fast. He and Aintablian set about securing the adult cats in the family first ...