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Cruel gang tries to drown seven-week-old kitten in engine oil.

Our Wear Valley & Darlington Branch is looking after a kitten rescued from a gang of teenagers who tried to drown him in engine oil.

Ginger Chester, who is around seven weeks old, was saved by a passer-by who spotted the kitten being doused in the toxic substance on 30 July.

Chester was taken to the vets for treatment and to be cleaned up – some of his fur was so soaked with oil that it had to be trimmed.

ginger kitten with shaved fur being held by blonde lady

Chester, pictured with Branch Co-ordinator Marion, after he was cleaned and treated by vets. Photo credit: Northern Echo


He’s now being cared for by the branch, is on antibiotics and – while he still sounds a little raspy from swallowing some of the oil – has been steadily improving.

Branch Co-ordinator Marion Maychell said: “Chester is doing well and seems recovered though does have a few behaviour quirks and fights being handled which is hardly surprising.”

While it’s too soon to say for certain, the branch hopes Chester will make a full recovery and go on to find a loving new home.

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