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Video: Newborn kitten dumped in bin to die

Misty was just hours old when she was found dumped in a public bin. Photo: MEN Media

A tiny newborn kitten who was cruelly dumped in a bin is recovering well after being rescued.

The little furry bundle, who's has now been named Misty, was just hours old when she was found by a member of the public in a bin on Harwood Court in Salford.

She still had her umbilical cord attached and had been tied up in a carrier bag. The person who found her called the RSPCA and she is now being hand-reared by fosterer Joanne Yoli.

RSPCA Inspector Lorna Campbell said:

“The kitten couldn’t have been more than a few hours old. She was pretty lifeless and still had her umbilical cord attached – it hadn’t even dried up yet.

“It’s very hard to believe that someone would do this maliciously to a small, defenceless kitten.”

– RSPCA Inspector Lorna Campbell

Lorna said she is also very worried for the mum, who could develop mastitis if she doesn’t have a kitten to take her milk.

“I have made enquiries in the local area but I am eager for anyone who may have information to contact us in confidence on the inspectorate appeal line, 0300 1238018,” she said.

Joanne, who is fostering Misty alongside five other kittens, said:

“Misty was very cold and dehydrated when she arrived with me.

“We warmed her up and I gave her some fluids under her skin to keep her hydrated, and then when she was warm I started to bottle feed her and she latched on pretty much straight away.”

– Joanne Yoli.

The other kittens Joanne is looking after include seven-day-old Milly, who was brought into the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, and Pixie, who was found lying on a pavement when she was just two days old.

Joanne added:

“At this time of year we see most kittens being born which means lots of them end up in RSPCA rescue centres leaving them bursting at the seams.

“A solution to the problem of unplanned, and sadly unwanted litters is to get your cat neutered from four months old.”

– Joanne Yoli.

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