Litter of kittens dumped just before storm

Litter of kittens dumped just before storm

Litter of kittens dumped just before storm

First published in News

FIVE kittens were dumped in an alleyway just hours before a torrential downpour.

The black and white cats were a month old when they were found by an RSPCA inspector in the alleyway behind Gernons, in Basildon.

The charity said they thought it likely they had been part of an unwanted litter.

Marie Hammerton, who found the kittens, said: “If they had not been found they would have had to endure a horrific storm all alone in a cardboard box.

“They were all very scared and nervous when first taken in, but are doing well now they are in a safe environment.

“How someone could do that to them is just unbelievable.

“They are such sweet, gorgeous little things and will make brilliant pets.”

The kittens were taken to Crofters Rescue, based in Rayleigh, Essex, and are now being looked after by fosterers.

Mrs Hammerton added: “Sadly, this is something we are seeing more and more of.

“Our centres are fit to bursting point with cats and at this time of year we see some who have been abandoned through being left behind when owners go on holiday or move house.

“As it is also kitten season, this can mean we have uncontrollable levels of cats being brought in.”

So far this year the RSPCA has already rescued 3,306 abandoned cats, which is 14 per cent more than last year.

It has also helped 7,914 sick or injured cats, up from 6,389 last year.

Over the summer the RSPCA expects to take in more young cats as this is the time when they breed.

However, this year has seen more than ever with 32 per cent more than in 2013.

Overall, the RSPCA has 1,720 cats in 16 national centres and private boarding as of August 1, compared with 1,397 on July 1.

This figure does not take into account the RSPCA’s 164 branches.

Last year inspectors helped a total of 33,293 cats, up from 31,556 in 2012, and the figures for this year are expected to be even higher with 20,099 having already been rescued

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10:04am Mon 18 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

I dont suppose the rats who dumped them would have cared
I dont suppose the rats who dumped them would have cared sesibollox
  • Score: 6

12:28pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Happy Chickie says...

Poor kitties. I hope you all find good and loving homes.

Miaw.
Poor kitties. I hope you all find good and loving homes. Miaw. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 6

12:37pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
Poor kitties. I hope you all find good and loving homes.

Miaw.
After being neutered/spayed...
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Poor kitties. I hope you all find good and loving homes. Miaw.[/p][/quote]After being neutered/spayed... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 10

12:48pm Mon 18 Aug 14

BusyBee1976 says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Poor kitties. I hope you all find good and loving homes.

Miaw.
After being neutered/spayed...
RSPCA will always neuter / spay the animal if they can, their aim is to reduce the amount of strays / abandoned animals, not add to it.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Poor kitties. I hope you all find good and loving homes. Miaw.[/p][/quote]After being neutered/spayed...[/p][/quote]RSPCA will always neuter / spay the animal if they can, their aim is to reduce the amount of strays / abandoned animals, not add to it. BusyBee1976
  • Score: 9

4:56pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ddf35 says...

poor kitties.

if people cannot handle the situation, and can't face going in somewhere to hand them in, the least they could do is drop them off outside some kind of rescue centre, where they know they'll be taken in, rather than just in random places where they may or may not be found.

if you dont want unwanted kittens, be responsible and neuter your cat!
poor kitties. if people cannot handle the situation, and can't face going in somewhere to hand them in, the least they could do is drop them off outside some kind of rescue centre, where they know they'll be taken in, rather than just in random places where they may or may not be found. if you dont want unwanted kittens, be responsible and neuter your cat! ddf35
  • Score: 5

7:59pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Unbelievable. First there were the ones thrown from a moving vehicle, now this. What's wrong with these morons?

The answer's simple. Can't look after a pet? Don't have one in the first place. And I can't understand why these people couldn't have taken the kittens to a vet or the PDSA. There's also Cats Protection League.

Some people are just thick and dumb.
Unbelievable. First there were the ones thrown from a moving vehicle, now this. What's wrong with these morons? The answer's simple. Can't look after a pet? Don't have one in the first place. And I can't understand why these people couldn't have taken the kittens to a vet or the PDSA. There's also Cats Protection League. Some people are just thick and dumb. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

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