Three kittens left to die in cardboard box in Peterborough.
The RSCPA were called to a roadside just outside of Peterborough where they unfortunately discovered three new born kittens that had been dumped in a box.
The discovery, on the 8th of April, was made by the side of a ride in Orton Goldhay just as the RSPCA lines up for their busiest period of the year. The kittens still had their umbilical cords attached. The cats are now being cared for by volunteers at Nuvets in Bretton and the next job will be to find people who are able to adopt them.
This is a prime season for new kittens as many cats have previously been mating.
Justin Stubbs who is an RSPCA officer said that “If last year is anything to go by, the RSPCA is going to be having its busiest year yet.
“Our kitten season started recently. I collected three kittens that were dumped in an old, wet cardboard box under shrubbery on a footpath just a couple of days old’
“Thankfully, a vet nurse has taken them in to foster and bottle feed them.”
“I would appeal for people who think they have the time, commitment, and experience of looking after the smaller kittens on a fostering basis to get in touch.
“This is not a job that is for those who think they might become emotionally attached, as the ultimate aim for the kittens will always be to have them adopted into their forever homes.”
Source: Peterborough Today