Four kittens from Poland who came into the UK on the back of a lorry are now out of quarantine and are available for rehoming.
The kittens, who have been named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, were just two weeks old when they were found by a shocked lorry driver on his arrival in Northampton on in May.
They had survived the 1,000-mile journey, where they travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and across the English Channel.
The kittens had to go into quarantine on their arrival in the UK, but they have now been released and are now in the care of the RSPCA’s Northamptonshire branch.
Emma Markham, adoptions manager at the branch, said: “These four babies are absolutely gorgeous and definite livewires! They’ve had quite an adventurous start to their lives and, having completed their stint in quarantine, they’re now ready for their next adventure – finding a new home.
“Due to the quarantine procedure, the kittens have cost the branch a considerable amount of money and as a result we are asking for a minimum donation of £160 towards their adoption. However, they are extra special as they do come with their own passports!”
Emma added that the kittens have all had their standard vaccinations, as well as rabies vaccinations and other blood tests to ensure they do not pose a risk to any other animals within the UK.
“Quarantining the kittens was essential, but it has come at a big cost to the charity at £2,500. This is a considerable amount of money for a small and local branch to pay and any donations towards the kitten’s quarantine costs would be greatly received by the charity,” Emma added.
Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid are available for viewings everyday except Wednesday at the Hope Cattery in Brixworth between 11am and 2pm.
If you would like any additional information on adopting any animal from the RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch, please visit www.rspca-northamptonshire.org.uk or visit their Facebook page.