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Kittens left in cardboard box near motorway

The three surviving kittens are now being being hand-reared. Credit: RSPCA

Two kittens have died after being abandoned in a wet cardboard box near the M5.

Three other kittens survived the ordeal.

A member of the public discovered the animals at the Bridgwater junction.

She notified the RSPCA who collected the kittens.

They say the three surviving kittens are now being hand-reared by the woman who found them.


Yeovil locals rescue young cat found in supermarket recycling bin

The cat was rescued from a Salvation Army clothes recycling bin in at Morrison's. Credit: RSPCA/ITV West Country

Local residents in Yeovil rescued a young black cat, who they discovered in a recycling bin in the car park of a Morrison’s supermarket in the Somerset town.

Members of the public who were walking nearby heard the cat crying and followed the sound to the Salvation Army clothes recycling bin on Tuesday, 15 August.

We strongly believe the answer to tackling kitten abandonments lies in loving cat owners neutering their cats before they can get pregnant, so avoiding unplanned pregnancies."

– Alice Potter, RSPCA cat welfare expert

The cat is in the care of the local RSPCA branch. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the RSPCA.

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