Canning Town charity thanks donors who raised thousands to save lives of abused kittens

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 April 2017

Luke and Skywalker as kittens when they were rescued. Picture: Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Luke and Skywalker as kittens when they were rescued. Picture: Celia Hammond Animal Trust


A charity has thanked members of the public who raised more than £7,000 to help two cats with horrific injuries make a recovery.

Luke and Skywalker are now happy in their new home. Picture courtesy of Ceila Hammond Animal Trust Luke and Skywalker are now happy in their new home. Picture courtesy of Ceila Hammond Animal Trust

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust, based in Canning Town, took in cute kittens Luke and Skywalker after they were callously dumped in an east London park in February 2016.

They arrived at the charity covered in fleas and barely able to walk.

Luke had a spinal fracture while all the toes and pads on Skywalker’s back feet were severed.

Both kittens were left disabled as a result of their injuries but received surgeries and physiotherapy after the public generously raised the necessary amount to fund their treatment.

They are now living with a new owner and are said to be “settling in very well”.

A Facebook post on the Celia Hammond Animal Trust page stated: “They particularly enjoy several interesting cat scratching/climbing trees which they are able to pull themselves up and clamber all over!”

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