It’s competition time. What do you call someone who, on a boiling hot day, puts two kittens in a black bin bag, ties it up and throws it on a rubbish tip? Answers, please, directly to the person who did it.
Fortunately, a member of the public heard the kittens meowing and took them to The Mayhew Animal Home. By this time, they were in an awful state, terrified and covered in their own urine.
The Mayhew cleaned them up, checked them over and put them in a comfy kitten cabin.
Now called Rimini and Venezia, these kittens have come on leaps and bounds and will soon be ready for rehoming.
So far this year, The Mayhew has rescued more than 130 cats and kittens abandoned in boxes or discarded as rubbish. This includes two kittens estimated to be two-weeks-old abandoned in a box, two kittens dumped on their doorstep in a shopping bag, a litter of eight tiny kittens about four-weeks-old left outside their door during the night and a six-week-old kitten found in a cat carrier in Hyde Park suckling on a blanket as she pined for her mother.
The birth of unwanted animals is unnecessary in London where free and low cost neutering is widely available. For a start, The Mayhew offers a range of free and low-cost neutering. For details, call 020 8962 8017. If no reply leave a message and they will get back to you. Alternatively email email@example.com
Details of other places where free and low cost neutering are available can be found on the CatChat website . Click on Cat advice & info, then Low cost neutering. Details can also be found in my column.
If you are able to home Rimini and Venezia or any of the abandoned cats/kittens currently finding solace at The Mayhew call 020 8962 8000 or see details at themayhew.org .