A trio of moggies, roughly five months old, have been found in a holdall in Ashdown Forest. The kittens were discovered by a member of the public and they alerted the Cats Protection's National Cat Adoption Centre, in nearby Chelwood Gate.
The young animals are now recovering at the adoption centre.
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