Kittens Tom, Dick and Harriet found dumped in a box

Echo: The kittens dumped in a box in Shoebury The kittens dumped in a box in Shoebury

THESE three moggies need new loving homes after their previous owner cruelly dumped them in a box.

Tom, Dick and Harriet, all ten months old, are in good health after their ordeal.

They were found by a member of the public cowering in a plastic crate in Frobisher Way, Shoebury.

The cats were taken to Downes vets who checked them over before contacting Southend Cats Protection who are looking after them at a cattery until a new home can be found.

The brothers and sisters have now all been neutered and eager to find new owners. They are not the only cats and kittens the charity is looking after thanks to volunteer foster carers.

One carer has two mothers with 11 kittens ranging from three to 12 weeks of age.

A spokesperson for Cats Protection Southend said: “This was a cruel thing to do to leave these three kittens abandoned in a box.

"Cats Protection champions neutering as the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK.

“In 2011, we helped neuter 191,000 cats, making us the largest single cat neutering group in the world.

“We recommend that kittens are neutered at an early age before they begin puberty which can start as early as four months.

“The only way to ensure that the cat population in our area is brought under control is for owners to have their cats neutered earlier to prevent unwanted litters of kittens.”

The charity offers help with neutering vouchers contact Alison on 01702 864438. The only criteria is that you live in SS0, SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4 or SS9. If you can help rehome a cat contact Rita on 01702 710630.

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12:03pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Dan_ says...

Look how bloody cute they are! What kind of a-hole just leaves them somewhere in a box? I hope they all go to good homes, I'd have them but I've two already.
Look how bloody cute they are! What kind of a-hole just leaves them somewhere in a box? I hope they all go to good homes, I'd have them but I've two already. Dan_

1:07pm Thu 8 Nov 12

andyh says...

I've met these three kittens shortly after being taking into CPs care.
Harriet (who I think is the one being held at the left) is very outgoing and friendly - wants to make friends. The other two are currently a bit more reserved but still very nice cats.

There are still too many cats nedding homes; why not come to the homing show on 17th Dec at St James Church Hall, Elmsleigh drive or phone Rita at the number above.
I've met these three kittens shortly after being taking into CPs care. Harriet (who I think is the one being held at the left) is very outgoing and friendly - wants to make friends. The other two are currently a bit more reserved but still very nice cats. There are still too many cats nedding homes; why not come to the homing show on 17th Dec at St James Church Hall, Elmsleigh drive or phone Rita at the number above. andyh

2:10pm Thu 8 Nov 12

southendshrimper says...

What kind of b@rstard could do it. If you can't cope with a cat or other pet take it to the RSPCA or someone, don't just dump them.

Wish I could dump the scrote who left there poor moggies, in a box along a road somewhere.
What kind of b@rstard could do it. If you can't cope with a cat or other pet take it to the RSPCA or someone, don't just dump them. Wish I could dump the scrote who left there poor moggies, in a box along a road somewhere. southendshrimper

3:22pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

southendshrimper wrote:
What kind of b@rstard could do it. If you can't cope with a cat or other pet take it to the RSPCA or someone, don't just dump them.

Wish I could dump the scrote who left there poor moggies, in a box along a road somewhere.
then take them to a doctor to get them neutered, de-flead and microchipped
[quote][p][bold]southendshrimper[/bold] wrote: What kind of b@rstard could do it. If you can't cope with a cat or other pet take it to the RSPCA or someone, don't just dump them. Wish I could dump the scrote who left there poor moggies, in a box along a road somewhere.[/p][/quote]then take them to a doctor to get them neutered, de-flead and microchipped Eric Whim

4:18pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Max Impact says...

They should bring in a law that permits you to do the same act as the person who has mistreated the animal, no matter what they done the public can do the same to them.
They should bring in a law that permits you to do the same act as the person who has mistreated the animal, no matter what they done the public can do the same to them. Max Impact

11:35am Fri 9 Nov 12

perini says...

Unfortunately, the xmas period will see a far worse situation than currently being experienced by 'dumping' of pets.
Unfortunately, the xmas period will see a far worse situation than currently being experienced by 'dumping' of pets. perini

1:41pm Fri 9 Nov 12

andyh says...

Harriet now has a new home - Tom and Dick are still hoping.
Harriet now has a new home - Tom and Dick are still hoping. andyh

1:43pm Fri 9 Nov 12

andyh says...

perini wrote:
Unfortunately, the xmas period will see a far worse situation than currently being experienced by 'dumping' of pets.
Xmas period isn't good, but the biggest problem is the overbreeding that we see in "kitten season".

Next is people finding that their new landlord insists "no pets"
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, the xmas period will see a far worse situation than currently being experienced by 'dumping' of pets.[/p][/quote]Xmas period isn't good, but the biggest problem is the overbreeding that we see in "kitten season". Next is people finding that their new landlord insists "no pets" andyh

7:07pm Sat 10 Nov 12

A_Janet says...

Tom and Dick have a new home together now :)
Tom and Dick have a new home together now :) A_Janet

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