Kittens hit the right note with Lauren Laverne

Radio DJ Lauren Laverne has rehomed two Battersea kittens after they were born under a building and abandoned by their mother when they were just one day old.

18 January 2013
Battersea Doga & Cats Home

The pair were part of a litter of eight who were found alone in a derelict building near our London site, after staff heard their desperate cries. The new-born kittens were all in a bad way suffering from severe hypothermia, and one had already lost its life. The remaining kittens were rushed to our veterinary clinic where they were given emergency treatment.

Now nine weeks old, kittens Jasper and Whisper have been hand-reared by our team, initially being fed every two hours. They have spent the last few weeks living in a foster home with five dogs and an older cat, where they proved to be very friendly and confident. They were the last of the litter in need of new homes, and will be joining BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Lauren and her family in Muswell Hill, London.

Lauren explains that the whole family is excited about the new arrivals. She says: “All of us are real animal lovers and the kittens will be our first family pets. We can’t wait to get them settled in.”

Lauren contacted Battersea after making an appeal on Twitter to her 214,000 followers to help her find a kitten, and she was soon inundated with suggestions to visit us. She says: “We are really proud to have adopted Jasper and Whisper. I believe visiting an animal rescue home like Battersea is the right thing to do when you’re getting a new pet, as there are so many animals in need of homes. I feel really lucky to have found the kittens, and we’ll make sure they have fantastic lives, with lots of strokes and attention.”

We have hundreds of cats of all ages looking for new homes across our three centres in LondonOld Windsor and Brands Hatch. To find out more about our feline residents, click here.

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