- An investigation has been launched by the RSPCA to find the ‘callous’ person who dumped four two-day-old kittens in a rubbish bin.
A woman walking to work heard cries coming from an industrial bin at Union Row, in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Saturday morning at 8.30am.
When she looked inside the bin she found a plastic carrier bag with a dirty towel and four very cold young kittens inside.
She took the cats to a relative’s house where they were cared for until the RSPCA arrived at the scene.
Animal collection officer Vic Hurr collected the kittens, and rushed them to the RSPCA’s Newbrook Animal Hospital in Birmingham for emergency treatment.
They are now in the care of an experienced animal fosterer for the RSPCA in Worcester, but it is unsure whether they will survive as they are not taking much milk.
Anyone with information about who dumped the kittens should call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.