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Two newborn kittens found dumped in a bin

The kittens were found in south Cumbria. Credit: RSPCA

Two newborn kittens have been found dumped in a bin in Cumbria.

The RSPCA were called to a the Grand hotel in Grange-over-Sands on 6 August where they discovered the ginger and tabby kittens.

They are thought to be only one week old as they have not opened their eyes yet, which raises concerns about the mother of the pair who is missing her babies.

With help from members of the public who found them, the RSPCA collected the kittens and took them for a health check.

They are now being hand reared by a foster carer.

They have a good appetite and it looks like they will make a full recovery but if they hadn’t been found the story could have been very different.

“Sadly we do see lots of incidents of animals being abandoned or thrown out like rubbish and it really is unacceptable to abandon any animal like this,

“Unfortunately we don’t know who could have done this but if anyone saw anything we would urge them to get in contact with us in confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

– Inspector Sam Morris
Credit: PA

The RSPCA says cases of abandoned animals peaks in the summer months, with more than 23,000 in June, July and August last year.

16,942
calls coming through to its cruelty line from the North West in 2018 about the welfare of cats.

To help the RSPCA continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned animals in need please visitwww.rspca.org.uk/summercrisis