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An incredible journey - kittens survive lorry trip from Poland

The kittens travelled all the way from Poland to Northampton Credit: RSPCA

A driver travelling from Poland to the UK had a shock when he found four stowaway kittens in the back of his lorry.

The kittens, only two weeks old, travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and the English Channel before ending up in Northampton – a journey of over 1,000 miles.

The driver, from Dynamic Office Solutions, in Northampton, called the RSPCA after discovering the young kittens yesterday (17 May), and an inspector went to collect them.

The four are now being cared for at the RSPCA Northamptonshire branch, where they are being hand-reared and receiving feeds every two hours. In keeping with the European theme, they have been named after Eurovision stars ABBA – Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid.

These kittens are lucky to be alive, having travelled so far with no food in the back of a cold lorry. Our biggest concern right now is ensuring they pull through as, at only two weeks old, they’re very young to be away from their mum.

– Dawn Smith, animal welfare manager at the branch

The kittens will be looked after until they are old enough to be rehomed.