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    Owner hunted after kittens found dumped

    NewsAnimal CrueltyWednesday 21 March 2012
    UK cats and kittens

    IT'S just as well their eyes had not yet opened, for it was a miserable start to life for a litter of five kittens — being dumped on the street.

    Now, however, there is hope that the little moggies and their mum can go on to live a much happier life after being rescued from their plight by Swansea's Llys Nini animal centre.

    The animals were found crammed into a cardboard box and dumped on the pavement in Swansea's Carlton Terrace on Saturday.

    The five kittens were only a few weeks old as their eyes were still closed.

    The mother was in reasonably good physical condition and cat food and bedding had also been placed near the cardboard box.

    While the cats are fortunate to have ended up in the RSPCA-run animal shelter the charity is determined to find out who could have abandoned them is such a way.

    RSPCA inspector Neil Manley said: "It's essential that we find out what's happened here and trace the owner. Abandoning six vulnerable animals near a busy thoroughfare is totally unacceptable, whatever the reasons, and we urge any witnesses to step forward."

    The cats are now being well cared for at the Penllergaer shelter and appear to be over their ordeal.

    The challenge now is to find new homes for them.

    To offer a new home, you can contact the centre on 01792 229435 or visit its website by logging onto the website -

    If anyone has any information on the incident they are urged to contact the RSPCA cruelty and information line in confidence on 0300 1234 999 .

    The animal shelter is hoping to raise much needed funds on Saturday through a its first ever spring sponsored dog walk on Sunday.

    A spokesman for the charity said: "We will start at the car park behind the Civic Centre on Swansea promenade, registration from 11.30am.

    "The walk begins at midday, down to the Junction café in Blackpill where we will have a finish tent, music and a certificate for every single walker and their dog."

    Source: This is South Wales

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