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Litter of one-week-old kittens found dumped inside bin on hottest day of the year

The RSPCA says the kittens are lucky to be alive. Credit: BPM Media

A litter of one-week-old kittens were found dumped inside a bin on the hottest day of the year so far.

They were discovered wrapped inside a bag and inside a box by a member of the public.

It happened in Derby on the June 29, when temperates topped 30C.

A spokesman for the RSPCA said the kittens were dumped deliberately and whoever did it "had no intention for them to be found."

On the hottest day of the year a member of the public heard a chorus of loud and distressed squeaks coming from a black bin. Cases such as this highlight the importance of neutering your cats.

The kittens in this story are very lucky to have been found, but without being neutered their mother will carry on to have more kittens, and who knows where any future litters could end up.

– RSPCA Spokesman
The four kittens were found without their mother and will now require round-the-clock care Credit: BPM Media

The four kittens were found without their mother and as a result will need round-the-clock care.

They will be available to be re-homed once they are eight-weeks-old and healthy.