RSPCA Inspector urges people to get their cats neutered

Friday 25 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru is making an appeal for information after a total of eight kittens were dumped in two separate incidents in the Wrexham area during the past week.

On Sunday (20 October) a box of five kittens were found in a cardboard box at the entrance to Stryt Las Country Park, Johnstown. The kittens were around four weeks old and quite poorly but are now in the care of the RSPCA and showing signs of improvement.

The most recent incident happened on Wednesday (23 October). Two boxes were found outside Vets4pets on Caia Road, one containing three kittens around seven-eight weeks old, while the other box was empty.

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The kittens at Caia Park road were found in these cardboard boxes

There is concern that the empty box may have contained the mother cat or more kittens who may have escaped, but despite a search of the area nothing was found.

Inspector Kia Thomas said: “We are appealing for information about who dumped these defenceless kittens. Anything could have happened to them had they not been discovered and taken to safety.

Our Bryn-y-Maen animal centre is already overwhelmed with cats and kittens looking for homes so it is crucial that people get their cats neutered at the earliest opportunity to prevent even more kittens being born and abandoned like these ones”.

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The kittens at Johnstown were only 4 weeks old and too young to be separated from their mother

Anyone with information is asked to contact  the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

If you are interested in rehoming a kitten from Bryn-y-Maen then please contact the centre on 0300 123 0745 or visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/local/bryn-y-maen-animal-centre

To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 +one standard network rate message).

Notes for editors – An un-neutered female cat can produce up to 18 kittens a year. Most cats are sexually mature at six months, but some cats become pregnant as early as five months. Therefore, the ideal age to neuter your cat is between four and five months. Neutering can also reduce the risk of health problems for cats in later life. For more information about neutering see http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/neutering