Terrified cats seek your help in Lincolnshire
A family of terrified cats has been rescued from a home in a Boston, Lincolnshire, after their elderly owner died.
The RSPCA says an inspector went round to the house to discover 15-year-old mother cat Beatrix and her 13-strong litter being kept in a conservatory and an outdoor cat run with litter trays piled up around them.
Animal care volunteers described the group as "terrified, unsocialised and climbing the walls" and say they are desperate to find foster carers for them in the Lincoln area.
According to Nikki Murphy, chair of RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch, they are not used to being around people and are very scared.
"The cats are in good health and weight but we have some concerns about one with a runny nose and a couple with sticky eyes but nothing serious from what we can see."
Nikki says that there is no precedent of such a big number of cats brought in during one rescue. "It’s the first time we’ve had a situation where this number of cats have come in for some time," she said.
For this reason, they are calling all foster carers in the Lincoln area to take these on in their own homes to help socialise them: "The cats are all at a private boarding kennel as there are too many for our foster mum to take on."
The RSPCA are using a behavioural specialist to work with them although it seems clear now that the litter would not be suitable for homes with children as these kittens need a very quiet house.
If you can help re-home them, call Charlotte Childs on 07738 229183 or email: [email protected]