Ten young cats were dumped in a village - worsening a rehoming crisis at a local animal shelter.

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Aileen Scheers, of the RSPCA Middlesex North West branch, said: "In the last two weeks 25 cats have been rescued by the RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch.

"Over 130 cats are now in their care, and with cats and kittens coming in every day, they are running out of space to house them all. Some cats are still recovering at the vets after suffering painful neglect and abuse.

"The vast majority however, have been dumped in parks or quiet side streets. Just the other day a box of 10 tiny kittens were rescued from an alleyway near Pinner."

The little cats were found at 10.30am on Monday in Rayners Lane, Pinner.

To view all the animals looking for a new home, visit  www.rspca-middlesex.org.uk