The RSPCA is appealing for new homes for a trio of black kittens found dumped in a taped-up box near a bin.
The three cats – named Agata, Charcoal and Comet by staff – were brought into the charity’s London South East Branch on Norwood Road on Wednesday morning (March 12).
A member of the public had found them on a housing estate in York Hill in West Norwood after hearing loud meows coming from a taped-up box left by some communal bins as she walked past.
The three kittens are thought to be two brothers and a sister and around eight weeks old.
Branch secretary David Mawson said: “There were no air holes or anything to show these poor little things were inside – they had just been dumped outside with the rubbish.
"Thank goodness they have loud meows so this passer by happened to hear them and bring them to us.
“They are such gorgeous little cats. They are really playful, cute and friendly, and in good health.
"They would make lovely pets but so far we have struggled to find new homes for them which is really sad.
“There are so many problems with unwanted litters of kittens because people do not get their cats neutered.
"People do not know what to do with the unexpected arrivals and so abandon them in horrible ways like this.
“We urge all cat owners to get their cats spayed and neutered as soon as they can – it saves your cats from health risks too.
"There are many subsided ways to do this for those who fit certain financial criteria so there is no excuse.”
Anyone wanting to adopt one or more of the kittens can call the London South East Branch on 07952 680 522 or email at email@example.com. The branch offers free cat neutering to people in receipt of state benefits or a low income.
Anyone with any information about how the kittens came to be dumped in this way should call the cruelty line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.
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