We’ve just learnt that the mother cat who seemed very stressed by the incident with her babies disappearing down the cavity wall is in fact almost blind.

She and her kittens are in foster care and as she had an upset tummy she was taken to a vet who examined her and realised that even though she is a young cat she has cataracts in both eyes and can only discern light and dark

Mother cat with kittens © RSPCARSPCA Inspector Sara Elmy who helped rescue her young family says:

“This explains why she was spitting and growling at everyone, but as soon as we stroked her she calmed down.

“There is no way she could have brought up these kittens on her own  and although she caused severe disturbance to the family whose bungalow roof she gave birth in it is a blessing that she was found before a tragedy occurred.

“We will now make sure that we find the right home for her and her young family.”

To help the RSPCA rescue animals you can give £3 by texting the word HELP to 78866 ( texts cost £3 +one standard rate message)