Derek heard meow-like cries for help in a nearby trash can. It was empty except for a small, knotted black trash bag. Derek reached in and tore the bag open. Lo and behold, a kitten barely alive!!
The shelters & rescue centers were closed for the night so Derek had to nurture the kitten until morning.
This video is footage taken of Derek & the kitten, “Gina Fortunado” during the wee hours the next day. Gina was handed over to professionals who will raiser her until she can be lovingly adopted — hopefully by Derek. What a miracle. Amazing.