1. ITV Report

Two-day-old kittens dumped in bin in freezing conditions

  • An investigation has been launched by the RSPCA to find the ‘callous’ person who dumped four two-day-old kittens in a rubbish bin.
The four two-day-old kittens were found dumped in a rubbish bin. Credit: RSPCA

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.

The bin the kittens were found in. Credit: RSPCA

The kittens were obviously put in a plastic bag and thrown in the bin on purpose and were left to either freeze or starve to death, by some callous person.

It is just lucky that the lady heard them crying and cared enough to investigate and so found them still alive.

They were very cold when she took them from the bin and covered in dirt. It was a bitterly cold morning and there was frost on the ground so they could have easily perished.

The caring lady then took them to a family member’s home nearby and they did a wonderful job of warming the poor kittens up until I arrived.They had them covered in blankets in front of the heating.

– Animal collection officer Vic Hurr

Anyone with information about who dumped the kittens should call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.