The two adorable kittens found dumped in a tied-up plastic bag in Porthmadog have found their forever homes.
The black-and-white duo were just weeks old when they were discovered after their cries were heard on Sunday, 26 June at 9.30am near the Harbour Masters Office in Porthmadog.
They were found in the plastic bag in a bin. Luckily they were in good health and were taken into RSPCA care. A press appeal for information was launched to find out how and why they were dumped in this way.
RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts said: “It is just so sad that they were just callously dumped. They must have been so frightened.
“But in our care the kittens did really well and it’s lovely to hear they have a new home.”
The kittens were rehomed from RSPCA’s Bryn-y- Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay.
Kennel and cattery supervisor Chris Butler said: “They are beautiful kittens, are very friendly and have lots of energy!
“We are delighted that they have gone to their forever home and have also been rehomed with another kitten we had in our care.
“We also have many more cats in our cattery who all deserve loving homes, so please pop in for a visit and say hello to the animals currently in our care.”
Their new owner Debbie Parry from Llandudno has named the kittens, Lexy and Mercedes. The third kitten has also been named Max.
Debbie said: “They are adorable. I had been going back to the centre a couple of times to see them and then I picked them up on Sunday.
“The three of them completely settled in so quickly and felt at home. Considering their background I could not get over it.
“They were playing and investigating. They are so cute and loving.”
RSPCA Cymru has recently revealed that 7,589 animals were collected and rescued in 2015 in Wales, and out of these, 540 of the animals rescued were due to abandonment. Sadly many abandoned animals that are rescued by the RSPCA are very badly neglected and poorly so need urgent vet care.
Now the RSPCA is bracing itself for a summertime influx of dumped animals – as it is thought one contributing factor of people dumping their animals in the summer months is down to some owners heading off on holiday and not finding anyone to look after their pet while they are away.
The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our officers in rescuing abandoned animals and our hospitals in treating them please visit: http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/donate/animalhospital #NeverAlone
You can get in touch with the Bryn-y-Maen animal centre on 0300 123 0745 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to find out about some of the other animals that are at the centre, please visit https://goo.gl/SF9ddu.
If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.
VIDEO: A short video of the kittens which was taken just after they were found is available on RSPCA Cymru’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCHAZVyz3c