Adorable cat and kittens found dumped in East Ham
PUBLISHED: 16:50 30 November 2016
Five kittens and their mother have been found dumped in a box full of their own filth.
The cats were found in a car park by East Ham Town Hall in Barking Road on Saturday, by a member of the public who called the local Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
Celia said: “I can’t tell you what state they were in.
“The smell coming off that box was unbelievable,” she added.
“It was just awful.”
As most animals will not soil their bedding, and the box contained a large amount of faeces, Celia believes the family of six cats may have been there for some time - and says their behaviour is unusual for animals that have been abandoned: “We gave them a litter tray and they have used it religiously, which is very strange.”
“Anybody who could do that to an animal is not a very nice person but the mother cat isn’t nervous - she’s very friendly.”
In fact, Celia wonders if the mother, who CHAT staff have named Kim, might be the same cat whose kittens were dumped at a building site in Barking Road earlier this year.
The kittens are about eight weeks old, and the tabbies have been named Wilson, Clara, Julian and Francis, while the black one is called ruth.
CHAT are hoping to rehome them in pairs, and for Kim to be with at least one of her kittens.
To enquire about Kim and her kittens or to find out about other animals at Celia Hammond Animal Trust Canning Town, call 0207 474 8811 or or email@example.com.
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