26.09.14

We’re desperately trying to find a new home for a very special mum who gave birth to a litter of kittens under a storage container at an Asda store in Lincoln.

Asda kittens on a bed © RSPCAAll four kittens have found new homes, including the only boy George, who was aptly named after Asda’s clothing range.

But mum Asti, who was named by Asda staff, is still in need of a new home. We’re hopeful someone will come forward and take her on soon.

Staff at Asda living in Lincoln had been caring for mum for a number of months, after she set up home under a storage container at the store.

But they got a super surprise when one morning they discovered the newborn kittens also nestling under the container.

All the kittens have found new homes

Asti was coaxed out of her hiding place thanks the efforts of the kind-hearted staff Rita Hill, Janet Shaw and Sian Penny, who had all been taking it in turns to care for the stray mum.

Once they managed to catch her one of our inspectors was able to then get the kittens as well. They were then passed over to our Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch.

RSPCA Lincolnshire Branch administrator Charlotte Childs said:

The staff at Asda have done a wonderful job in helping to save mum and her four kittens. Had they remained at the location we are not sure they would have survived as we think two had already sadly perished.

 

“We are delighted that all the kittens have been found new homes. We’re so grateful to Rita, Janet and Sian for their efforts in helping to ensure mum and kittens were fed and safe.

 

“They are five weeks old now and doing great, we are appealing for a home for Asti now as she is a nervous cat who has had to live on her wits. She will need to be rehomed to someone understanding. She does come round, but will need time.”

She seemed quite wild and very scared

Asti with her kittens © RSPCARita said:

“We didn’t even realise Asti was pregnant.

 

We thought she looked very well fed for a stray. Everybody else thought she was a boy!

 

“When we first found her she seemed quite wild and very scared. I’m a big ‘cat person’ and I was worried about her living in the car park with all the lorries around. We thought we’d feed her and try to get her to the point where we could catch her and hand her over to the RSPCA.”

Sian, a warehouse colleague at the store, added:

“We’ll miss them but it’s nice to know they have all found homes to go to.”

Anyone interested in offering Asti a new home is urged to contact the Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch on 01522 544862. 

You can also see the other animals in our care that are available for rehoming on our pet search page.

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