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Cats Protection’s ‘Libby left behind’ Christmas animation is based on a true story

Freezing cold and starving hungry, little kitten Libby spent two whole weeks last winter lost in the countryside. She had been abandoned with her four siblings down a quiet lane in Fareham, but had somehow become separated from her littermates and injured her little nose.

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Kittens dumped in box on Ashdown Forest find new homes

In September, four kittens were found dumped in a cardboard box on Ashdown Forest. The kittens were just four weeks old when they were discovered by a dog walker, just a couple of days before heavy rain lashed the area.

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Five kittens dumped in Norfolk countryside survive against the odds

A group of five tiny kittens are recovering in the care of Cats Protection after being found dumped in the Norfolk countryside. They were found on Friday 6 September, semi-comatose and covered in manure beside a cat carrier in a hedge near the village of Thurlton.

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One-day-old kittens rescued from a skip just in time

A litter of five kittens have had a lucky escape after being rescued from a skip just minutes before it was due to be collected. On Friday 2 August, volunteers from Cats Protection’s Welwyn & Hatfield Branch were called to a business premises in Welwyn Garden City where the skip was located.

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Tiny kittens dumped in a derelict caravan find new homes

Three five-week-old kittens that were dumped in a derelict caravan by the River Great Ouse have recovered from their ordeal and found new owners. The team at Cats Protection’s Downham Market Adoption Centre were alerted to the kittens on 1 July by workers who were carrying out maintenance at the end of the charity’s property.

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Kitten found abandoned in a plastic box needs your help

A 14-week-old kitten who was found abandoned in a box has had to have complex surgery costing over £1,800. Spencer was handed into Cats Protection’s Haslemere Adoption Centre on Monday 15 July by members of the public who found the box dumped on a road nearby.

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Smuggled kitten found in passenger’s hand luggage

A female kitten called Zara was discovered at Heathrow airport in the hand luggage of a passenger who had flown in from Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Donations needed for injured kitten rescued from a car engine

A kitten found hiding in a car engine is on the long road to recovery after having a leg amputated and ear tips removed. Named Inky by vets, the black 10-week-old kitten had suffered a complicated break to his right foreleg and his ears had also been singed.

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Kittens with peculiar paws found in an abandoned car

Two young kittens with an extremely rare suspected genetic condition have been found in a burnt out car. Bert and Ernie, who are now in the care of Cats Protection’s Gildersome Homing Centre, both have Syndactylism, where two or more toes are fused together.

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Tiny kitten thrown from car makes miracle survival

A tiny female kitten thrown out of a moving car in Hull is recovering in the care of Cats Protection. The six-week-old black kitten was thrown out of a silver Vauxhall Astra on the A165 near Long Riston in Hull on the evening of Tuesday 11 June.

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