The RSPCA is appealing for information after three tiny kittens were found dumped in a toilet in Worthing train station in West Sussex.
The tabby eight week-olds were discovered huddled together terrified in the corner of a cubicle on the morning of September 25 by station staff.
The staff members took them into their office to warm and feed them and called the RSPCA. We arrived and took them into our care so they could be nursed back to health.
They have now been named Lulu, Boggy and Flush by staff caring for them. They are still in a poorly state of health but it is hoped they will soon recover so they can be rehomed.
"It was a bit of a surprise find these poor little things cowered in the corner of the toilet that morning. They were huddled up so tightly together that they were easy to miss, and I don’t know how many people may have walked past them without noticing them. At least no-one hurt them or stepped on them or anything. It caused quite a stir that morning. We had them all in the office trying to warm them up a bit, which was lovely. Although quite shocking to us all that someone could have just left them to fend for themselves in this way.”
“Had they not been found when they were who knows what would have happened - we are so grateful to the station staff for the care they showed these little animals. They are simply too young and too small to survive on their own in this way, especially running loose so near on a train station platform. There was not even a box to protect them or give them a place to hide themselves in. We urge anyone with any information about how they came to be dumped like this to contact us on 0300 1234 999.”
The kittens have been taken into boarding and made a good recovery. They have already been found new homes which they will be taken to shortly.