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Kittens in quarantine after hitching ride on back of lorry

The kittens will be available for rehoming at a later date. Photo: RSPCA

A fundraising appeal has been launched for four kittens who hitched a ride from Poland to Northampton.

The two-week-old cats are now in quarantine after travelling 1,000 miles on the back of a lorry.

Named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, they have been picked up by the RSPCA and are in quarantine via Trading Standards.

They are expected to be there for up to four months, costing the RSPCA’s Northamptonshire branch around £2,500.

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, RSPCA

The money fundraised will go towards boarding, ID chips, release forms, rabies vaccinations, pet passports, bloods, worming and flea treatment.

Once the kittens are ready, they will be available for rehoming.

We will ensure that these babies are properly looked after during their quarantine period, as they are at such a young and delicate age. Once the kittens have gone through the required quarantine period and procedures, they will be returned into the care of the branch, where they will be available for rehoming.

– Jaymi Wilmin, RSPCA

To donate, text ‘MEOW17’ plus the amount to 70070.