The RSPCA is appealing for information after three kittens were thrown on the roof of a vets in Warwickshire.
The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public saw a man throwing the kittens on the roof of the building in Margaret Road, in Atherstone, at around 9.30am on Saturday (18 June).
When an RSPCA officer arrived, the kittens – two females and a male – were hiding around an air conditioning unit. They were all successfully rescued, and have now been taken into the RSPCA’s care.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “An RSPCA officer climbed onto the roof and found two of them huddled together on top of an air conditioning unit and a third cat hiding in the corner. The kittens were understandably very scared following their ordeal.
“These poor kittens thankfully were not on the roof for long as we rescued them as soon as we could get there, however if the member of the public had not witnessed this then the kittens could still be up there today, gone unnoticed.
“At only a few weeks’ old, they are all very vulnerable and it would have been terrible for them to have been left outside in the open for a long period of time, particularly with all the recent heavy rain we have had.
“We are very keen to find the person responsible and we are urging anyone who may recognise the kittens or who has any information at all to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
The kittens – all thought to be around 10 weeks old – have now been named Dot, Flo and Chester.
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