IMG_20170615_104627403RSPCA Cymru has rescued a litter of kittens from a Queen Street roof in Cardiff, after gulls were spotted surrounding them at the top of the three-storey building.

The charity attended the city centre building to find three kittens huddled in the corner of a flat roof, on 13 June.

Nearby gulls were encountering the kittens; potentially because – at the peak of their nesting season – they were looking to protect young fledglings nearby.

RSPCA Cymru was able to access the kittens, and bring them to safety. It is unclear how they ended up on the roof of the building.

All kittens were found to be alert, but appeared terrified by the ordeal. Fortunately, however, they are now progressing well in RSPCA Cymru care and being looked after by a foster carer.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “This was certainly a very unusual incident, with these poor kittens found terrified on the roof of a Queen Street building, surrounded by gulls.

“Fortunately, I was able to access them securely, and bring them back to safety.

“This is peak nesting season for gulls – and it’s likely the birds were very surprised to see the kittens on this roof, and were potentially looking to protect their young fledglings.

“It’s a complete mystery how the kittens ended up there – but anyone with information can contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

“Despite their ordeal atop a three-storey Cardiff building, the kittens are now doing really well in RSPCA care. The sky’s the limit for them, now!”

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