Kittens 'lucky to be alive' after being found dumped in a bin

  • Video report by ITV News Meridian's Amanda Piper

Two kittens are 'lucky to be alive' after they were discovered dumped in a bin in Southsea.

A resident called the RSPCA after coming home on Saturday (29th Feb) to find someone had locked them in his food waste bin.

The 12-week-old duo, named Barney and Fran, required urgent medical care after it was suspected they had cat flu.

Barney and Fran Credit: ITV Meridian

The pair are being cared for at Stubbington Ark Animal Centre, where they will be nursed back to health before being put up for adoption.

RSPCA figures suggests the charity deals with around 18 calls every hour across the UK about a cat in need.

The pair are being cared for at Stubbington Ark Animal Centre. Credit: ITV Meridian

Charlotte Jones from Stubbington Ark says this is not an uncommon incident.

She says: "Unfortunately, people that can no longer look after their pets, instead of seeking our help, they do get dumped and abandoned but they're with us now so that's the most important thing, they're safe and warm."

The charity are hoping to keep the pair together when it finds them a forever home.

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