Canning Town charity rescues 35 cats from one-bedroom flat
- Credit: @celiahammond
Hungry and scared, these young cats were among 35 found abandoned in a one-bedroom flat.
Their owner had moved out from their rented second floor property a week previously and left the pets behind.
Staff from the Celia Hammond Animal Trust received a call on Monday and rescue workers visited the property in De Pass Gardens, Barking, the following day.
“A lot of them were kittens, around nine to 12 weeks old, but there were some adults there as well,” Celia Hammond, who runs the Canning Town charity, explained.
“The kittens were quite easy to catch but some of the older ones were so scared they hid in the arms of the sofa.”
You may also want to watch:
Others had hidden in the base of the bed and even behind the toaster.
They were taken to the clinic where vets worked late to ensure all the cats were treated.
- 1 Halal butcher's aiming to be 'Harrods of meat industry' opens in Stratford
- 2 Parking space row sees police called and woman left feeling 'vulnerable'
- 3 Car abandoned after triple shooting and stabbing at Forest Gate barber
- 4 'Simply horrifying': Newham MPs react after stabbing of Sir David Amess
- 5 Family given 'gift' of week to say goodbye to son who died at 10 minutes old
- 6 Forest Gate townhouses scoop RIBA's Neave Brown award for 'affordable' housing
- 7 14 charged with alleged drug dealing and money laundering offences
- 8 Plan to transform Royal Docks into 'world-leading' cultural hub unveiled
- 9 Beckton man due to be sentenced for sexual assault of young girl
- 10 'Hi-tech AI' butcher's shop opening in Stratford
Basic veterinary care for the 35 animals – vaccinating, neutering, microchipping and flea treatment – will cost the charity more than £2,200.
That figure doesn’t take into account the price of food and other medical care required by the cats.
A JustGiving page has been set up to help the charity look after the cats, and in just a day has raised half of its £4,000 target.
To donate, visit campaign.justgiving.com/charity/celiahammond/flatcats