Kittens found dumped in Lowestoft Gardens
30 June 2017
Five young kittens are being cared for by Cats Protection’s Anglia Coastal branch after being apparently thrown over fences into the gardens of homes in Lowestoft.
Four of the kittens were found in Victoria Road and Dell Road on Wednesday 21 June. Another kitten, which may have been hiding, was found on Sunday. It was badly dehydrated and in need of medical attention and is now receiving treatment at a local vets.
Cats Protection’s Anglia Coastal branch coordinator Delphine Wood said it appeared that someone had walked down an alleyway between the two streets on Wednesday and thrown the kittens into the garden.
“It was clear that they had been dumped,” said Delphine. “How they didn’t break anything when they were thrown over the fences I don’t know. One of the fences was six feet tall – there was no way for a kitten to get into that garden so they have definitely been dropped over the fence.”
As the kittens were dumped on the summer equinox, they have been named Summer, Sunny, Luna, Pagan and Quinn by the branch. Four of the kittens are currently being cared for by Cats Protection’s volunteer fosterers – it is hoped the story will have a happy ending when all of the kittens are put up for adoption.
Although the kittens are believed to be seven weeks old, they are being treated as if they are six weeks old as they are so underweight. “They will be available for adoption in around three weeks, provided that they are healthy” says Delphine.
The public are asked not to contact Cats Protection about adopting the kittens at this stage. The RSPCA is aware of the incident – if anyone has any information, they are asked to call them on 0300 1234 999