A tiny kitten is recovering after being found dumped near bins in Hammersmith .
The four-week-old tabby, named Bob the bin cat, was abandoned in a pile of rubbish near Hammersmith Tube station .
He is now being looked after by staff at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, who sway the cute moggy was fortunate to survive its ordeal.
The cat was found by a member of the public inside a plastic bag looking extremely frightened on May 3.
Lucky to be found
Head of catteries at the famous animal rescue centre Lindsey Quinlan said: “It’s so hard to believe that someone could abandon this gorgeous little kitten.
"With unpredictable temperatures soaring in London recently, Bob was so lucky to be found before his condition deteriorated any further.
“Against all odds, Bob is now doing really well after his nasty ordeal and is currently recovering in a foster home where he’s gone from feeling shy and fearful to being playful and affectionate.
“We are confident Bob won’t have any trouble finding a lovely home in the coming weeks and that his rocky start to life will just help to make him the most confident and courageous cat on the block!”
Last year cold temperatures nearly claimed the life of a baby python abandoned in Hammersmith .
And a pig found dodging traffic on the busy A4 was lucky to escape with minor injuries only.