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Mum and tiny kitten dumped in a box need a loving home
A litter of four tiny kittens and their young mum, who were dumped at the gates of Battersea drenched in urine and trapped in a recycling box, have been rescued by the world-famous animal charity.
- 19 July 2012
- Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
One-year-old Luna was abandoned outside the charity’s South London centre last month along with her four kittens Lex, Liam, Lea and Sydney who were thought to be around seven weeks old.
The young family were taken to Battersea’s on-site clinic where vet nurses bathed and groomed them. Luna also helped out with the task at hand by licking the youngsters to help dry their fur after they had been washed.
Lex remained in the clinic as staff were concerned about his back left leg and an x-ray revealed that it was broken. He is receiving the specialist care needed to recover from his ordeal although Battersea staff are hopeful he will make a full recovery and be able to find a new home soon. Luna’s other kittens have since been rehomed but the doting mother is still waiting for her chance in a new home.
Philip Heron, an Operations Manager at Battersea, said: “These poor cats have been through so much in their young lives. They must have been very scared when they were trapped in that box. We have no idea how long they in there for or how they ended up in this condition. We look forward to finding Lex and Luna loving new homes just as we have done for the other kittens, so they can all make the fresh start that they deserve.”
If you think you could give a permanent home to Luna, Lex, or any of the other animals in Battersea’s care, call 0207 627 9234.