Three maggot-infested kittens covered in diarrhoea have been found dumped in the street.
The four-week old emaciated kittens were found with a six month old kitten, believed to be a sibling, in a box in Wembley, north London.
A cyclist took the kittens to The Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green.
While the older kitten, named Apricot by staff, seemed healthy, the younger kittens, named Cherry, Raspberry and Blackcurrant, did not.
The home’s vet gave them fluids, cleared their wounds and gave them antibiotics.
The kittens have been nursed back to health and when they are a bit older, they will be neutered and made available for adoption.