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Kittens rescued from sewer pipe after being thrown from car

Donna - one of the rescued kittens that was thrown from a car window. Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after four kittens were thrown from a car into a roadside sewer pipe in Norwich.

The black four-week-old kittens have have been named Donnatello ‘Donna’, Leonardo ‘Leona’, Michelangelo and Raphael after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

They were rescued from an old drainage pipe after a member of the public spotted a woman pull up in a black Corsa and throw rubbish over a fence onto a piece of waste ground before swiftly driving away.

It happened at junction of Pitt Street, Botolph Street and St Augustines in Norwich on Wednesday 23 May.

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after four kittens were thrown from a car window. Credit: RSPCA

The baby cats - two male and two female - are being cared for by the RSPCA.

Chloe Shorten, Animal Welfare Manager at the Norwich and Mid Norfolk branch, said: “All four kittens are now doing well after vet checks and some much-needed TLC."

“They are currently being fostered by one of our staff members.

"How anyone could throw these four, defenceless kittens and leave them for dead is a mystery.

"There is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this but sadly, especially at this time of year, we see lots of dumped kittens as we are now in the season when most of the little ones are born.

– Chloe Shorten, RSPCA
Raphael - one of the rescued kittens that was thrown from a car window. Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA says it is inundated with cats and kittens at the moment as the cat overpopulation crisis reaches its peak again for the summer.

The charity wants cats neutered from four months old to avoid unplanned litters of kittens.

If you have any information about how the kittens came to be abandoned, please call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.