The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young kitten was found in an abandoned caravan which was full of foliage and mouldy food.
The unkempt caravan was located on a lay-by in Fosse Way, Warwickshire, past Monks Kirby. Confined inside was a black male kitten, approximately eight weeks old.
The kitten has been named Kirby after the location where he was found and is currently in the RSPCA’s care.
RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who attended the incident, said: “The caravan’s door was unlocked and inside was a complete mess of tools, wheelbarrows, foliage, mouldy food and other belongings, but due to the state of it, it was clear no one was living or staying there for long periods.
“The kitten was ravenous when offered food. Someone had been feeding him due to numerous empty cat food containers on the floor of the caravan but he does not appeared to have been fed for at least that day. There was no water provided, nowhere comfortable for the kitten to rest and it clearly wasn’t a safe environment for the kitten to stay any longer.
“Being on a fast road, every time a vehicle passed, the caravan rocked. The kitten must have felt very scared.
“This is a completely unacceptable way of keeping any animal, especially one so young. This is clearly an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and I’m urging anyone with any information of who may have owned the caravan to please come forward and contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
Kirby was found on Wednesday, 30 September. The caravan has now been removed by local authorities.
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