A kitten was rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in a plastic box on a Dudley street – and then named Angel because of distinctive ‘wing’ markings on her body.

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The five-month-old tabby kitten was found by a member of the public in Grazebrook Road on Tuesday evening (20 December). She was found shivering in the plastic box, which had been lined with a blanket.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams said that Angel was lucky to have survived. She said: “Whilst we are having a warmer than average December, it is still bitterly cold outside in the evenings – poor Angel is lucky that she did not perish overnight.Angel2.jpg

“She was terrified when she was found, which is not surprising considering what she has been through. I took her to our Birmingham Animal Centre and when we were having a proper look at her we noticed that she had distinctive markings on her back which resemble wings, so it seemed only right to call her Angel – especially considering we are in the festive season.

“It is very sad that Angel has been dumped, however we’re hoping that she will be in a new home in no time.

“In the meantime, we are urging anyone who has any information about who dumped Angel to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

Anyone who is interested in rehoming Angel can contact the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre on 0300 123 8585.

The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3. (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message.)