The cutest Santa Claws in town

Four tiny kittens abandoned by their mother at just one day old and left fighting for their lives on a freezing winter’s day won’t be lonely this Christmas.

Date:
20 December 2012
Source:
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

The kittens, now four weeks old, were found abandoned in a derelict building near our London site after staff heard their desperate cries. Eight new-born kittens were discovered. They were all in a bad way suffering from severe hypothermia, and one had already lost its life. The remaining seven kittens were rushed to our veterinary clinic where they were given emergency treatment.

The kittens were hand-reared around the clock by Battersea staff but their survival was touch and go. Sadly three of the kittens didn’t make it but the remaining four; Jingle, Bell, Pudding and Wriggler, are doing well. Jingle and Bell will soon be looking for new homes.

The team here at Battersea care for around 150 cats and kittens at any one time, and these tiny kittens are just four of the 3,000 cats that we have cared for this year. Our cattery is full to bursting with lost and unwanted cats and the charity is desperate for people to come forward to offer a good home to one of its felines.

Philip Heron, an Operations Manager, says: “We have lots of abandoned cats and kittens looking for new homes. If you are having a quiet break at home, Christmas can be a great time to bring a new cat in to the house and help it settle in.” 

If you can offer a cat a home, please us on 0843 509 4444, email cat.rehoming@battersea.org.uk or pop in and visit one of Battersea’s three centres.

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