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Cats and kittens left dumped near housing estate bins

RSPCA issues reminder about its neutering programme

11 January, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

FOURTEEN cats and kittens have been found dumped near bins on a housing estate.

A member of the public raised the alarm after hearing the cats crying. They were squashed into two cat carriers in Sonderburg Road, close to the RSPCA hospital in Holloway. Animal welfare officer Hayley Plows said: “They’ve all got the flu and are quite timid. We will look after the litter for another week at least before beginning to think about re-homing them.” The eight cats and six kittens found last week have now been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

RSPCA officers are assessing them for new homes. RSPCA London’s veterinary director Caroline Allen said: “Sadly, having animals dumped near our London hospitals is nothing new. However,this really is a large number of cats and kittens to have been left in one go.”

She added: “All are very young and it’s likely the person who owned them never got them neutered and as a result found themselves with more and more kittens. All are in reasonable health and condition. It is just very sad that despite all the education by animal welfare charities there are still some people failing to neuter their pets – even though there are many schemes available for low-cost neutering.”

The RSPCA is part of the C4 Scheme, which offers free neutering for cats when owners are on a low income

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