Two young kittens have come into the care of the RSPCA, after the deputy manager of Newport Animal Centre spotted the tiny cats dumped in a cat carrier in bushes outside the centre yesterday (5 July).
Kath Logan, the centre’s deputy manager, made the shock discovery between 5pm and 6pm.
The two kittens – one male and one female – were found bright and alert, and are both doing well in the RSPCA’s care. They are thought to be approximately three or four months of age, and are not microchipped.
However, the charity say it was only “by chance” that the kittens were found so quickly – and are now appealing for information related to the circumstances of the abandonment.
Ms Logan said: “I’m so relieved I found these two defenceless kittens – by chance – amid hedgerow outside the animal centre.
“Had these kittens not been found, I dread to think what fate would have awaited them in the hot conditions Newport has been enjoying recently.”
RSPCA inspector Gemma Black added: “It’s so sad that anyone would deem it acceptable to dump two kittens in bushes like this.
“Fortunately, they were discovered very quickly and are now safe in our care. But we’re eager to find out any information related to this abandonment.
“Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018; and we’d urge anyone with information to contact us.”
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