Cat and kittens in cardboard box dumped on Quinton doorstep
A BIRMINGHAM grandma is trying to solve a moggy mystery after finding a cat and her five kittens dumped in a box on her doorstep.
Pauline Beasley discovered the tiny bundles of fur and their mum outside her Quinton home.
A witness said a man took the box full of cats from the back of a Land Rover before “throwing” it into Pauline’s porch and callously driving away on Wednesday night.
Now the 62-year-old, who runs the Wellcat rescue centre, is trying to find out who dumped the animals in such a “despicable” fashion.
She said she suspected the culprit was a man who angrily called her last weekend demanding she took in a cat and her five kittens.
“It makes me feel sick,” Pauline said. “Over the weekend we had somebody on the phone getting irate about a mum and babies.
“I didn’t take the call but a friend did – he asked what he was supposed to do with them and whether he should dump them in a box?”
Pauline was unable to take the mum and its litter at the time as she was already struggling to cope with the worst epidemic of abandoned cats since she founded the organisation in 1987.
“It’s so bad we can’t get our breath,” she said. “We had to close the doors two weeks ago. We’re a small charity and we’ve got a hell of a lot of cats.
“Trying to find homes is impossible right now. Nothing is moving.”
She urged those struggling to look after their cats to be patient and blasted careless owners who let their pets fall pregnant.
Pauline said: “There’s help out there if people bother to look.
“They could also help themselves by not letting the cat get pregnant. There’s just not enough neutering.”
And she appealed for anybody who could give a good home to the mum or kittens to get in touch.
She said: “Mum is beautiful. She’s so placid. She’s a real doll.”
* Anyone interested in adopting any of the kittens should call Pauline on 0121 426 5594 or 07960 409310. The Wellcat website is at www.wellcat.org.uk.
Source: Bimingham Mail