We are appealing for information on how a cat and her kittens came to be dumped in Gloucester.

Tabby kitten abandoned in Gloucester © RSPCA

A shivering mother cat and her two kittens were found abandoned on a bench in Berkeley Street, Gloucester this week.

The cats had been wrapped tightly in a pink paw print blanket and left on a bench in the town centre.

Luckily they were spotted by an eagle-eyed member of the public who took them home and called us.

RSPCA Inspector Rachel Heywood said:

“The mother and kittens were left right next to the police station but no-one saw who dumped them, or when. By the time they were found they were obviously very distressed and frightened.


“Thank goodness for the swift actions of the passer-by – who did exactly the right thing in getting them home and warm and calling us.”

The cats were in good body condition

Black kitten abandoned in Gloucester © RSPCA

The cats appear to have been well-cared for, and the mother cat has recently had an operation. All three were in good body condition and litter trained – so we are unsure how they came to be abandoned on the bench.

The cats are currently in our care and are responding well to TLC.

If their owner cannot be found, then the family who helped rescue them have offered to give them a forever home.

Can you help

Anyone with information about where the cats came from should contact our inspector information line on 0300 123 8018.

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