The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was found dumped with the Christmas decorations in a communal corridor of a tower block in Wandsworth.
The tiny white and tabby kitten, thought to be around three to four months old, was named ‘Seven’ after she was found on the seventh floor of a tower block on Wandsworth High Street on Wednesday 7 January at 7pm.
She was found huddled on top of a box of discarded tinsel and tree baubles, with a painful infection reaching along her neck and down her spine.
RSPCA inspector Esther Lincoln said: “Due to her age and the presence of Christmas decorations, I can only presume this tiny little one was an unwanted gift.
“Seven was found as a terrified little ball inside a litter tray, on top of a huge cardboard box full of old junk and festive paraphernalia.
“It was as if she was just dumped with the rest of the household rubbish someone didn’t want, after that Christmas was over. It was heartbreaking.
“She has painful-looking marks starting on her neck, and going all the way down her spine, which may either be burn marks from some kind of scalding or an extreme allergic reaction to something, possibly flea treatment.
“No one on that floor knew anything, so I suspect it could have been anyone in or outside the block of flats who left poor Seven there. We urge anyone with any information to call us on 0300 123 8018.
“Seven is now in RSPCA care. She is very lovely and purrs at the slightest touch, but she is understandably a bit timid.
“I hope when the time is right we can find her a lovely new forever home which gives her the kindness she deserves.”
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