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Newborn kittens dumped in a plastic bag and left to die

The kittens have been named Max and Lewis and as they are so young, they are being hand-reared which means round-the-clock care. Credit: RSPCA

Two newborn kittens have been dumped in a plastic bag and left next to some bins in Leicester.

The male kittens, who were about three days old when they were found, still had their eyes closed and their umbilical cords attached.

They were discovered in a carrier bag next to a wheelie bin in Warwick Street, Leicester, on Friday 9 August.

They were found by a member of the public who took the kittens inside and called the RSPCA.

Inspector Ann Bennett is now appealing for information on how the young kittens came to be abandoned.

These two very young kittens were callously dumped like rubbish and separated from their mum far too early.

Sadly, we do see many animals abandoned like this. We understand that sometimes people’s circumstances can change which means they can no longer care for their pets but there is never an excuse to abandon an animal.

We see a peak in the number of animals abandoned over the summer months."

– RSPCA Inspector Ann Bennett
23,673
Abandoned animals in June, July and August last year.
The newborn male kittens were dumped in this plastic carrier bag. Credit: RSPCA

The kittens are now being cared for by a fosterer at the RSPCA Northamptonshire branch until they are old enough to be re-homed.

They have been named Max and Lewis and as they are so young, they are being hand-reared which means round-the-clock care.

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