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    Five kittens named after One Direction stars after they were abandoned

    NewsUK Cat NewsTuesday 15 October 2013
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    Five kittens have been abandoned at a Blue Cross charity hospital in Merton, South London last week and are now looking for new homes. Because hospital staff liked their good looks and scruffy hair so much, they decided to name them after the band ‘One Direction’.
     
    Staff at the charity are hoping that with the names, there will be a queue of fans looking to take on the extra kittens and give them new homes.
     
    Deputy nurse manager Emmeline Macedo said that 'As soon as we saw the five of them, with their scruffy hair and good looks, it was hard not to think of 1D - they've certainly got the X Factor.
     
    'We're big fans of the group and it's been fun looking after them but they now need a loving home.'
     
    'They are all doing well and are typical active, playful kittens.
     
    'Black cats often take longer to rehome because they're not as popular, with Halloween coming up we really hope that it won't take long to find loving homes for these deserving kittens.'

    'It's tragic to see animals being dumped or abandoned like this but the problem is that there are simply too many pets for good homes available.
    'We really urge people to neuter their pets to prevent unwanted litters being left to suffer.'

    In total, the centre has taken in 2,234 strays and abandoned cats in this year alone

    The cats will soon be sent to one of the re-homing centres and staff hope that people will come forward and give these cats a new home before Halloween.
     
    The cats are now said to be very well and fine and healthy. 
     
    Photo: Eva Rinaldi
     
    Source: Daily Mail
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