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Tiny kittens rescued after being dumped in a crisp box

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Three one-month-old kittens have been rescued after being found abandoned in an empty crisp box on a busy west London Road.

A passer-by on Shepherds Bush Road was shocked to find a box left in the street containing the tiny kittens and took them to the nearby Blue Cross animal hospital in Hammersmith.

The kittens - who have now been named McCoy, Dorito and Pringle – were dangerously weak and suffering from anaemia as a result of being infested with fleas.

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McCoy, Dorito and Pringle were really underweight, scared and cold when they were brought in to us. We treated them for fleas, warmed them up and fed them kitten milk using a syringe, which perked them up a bit.

Kittens this young are so helpless, so it’s really lucky they found their way to us in time.

– Tracey Parnell, Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse

The kittens will continue to be monitored until they are well enough to be transferred to a rehoming centre, and will be ready to find new owners in a few weeks.