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Appeal over 'suitcase kittens'

Wednesday April 26th 2017

An animal charity has called for the person who left 15 kittens in a suitcase on the streets of Essex to come forward.

The kittens, thought to be from up to 4 litters and aged between 3 and 5 weeks, are now recovering from their ordeal.

The suitcase was found by a veterinary nurse as she walked to work in Dagenham on April 8.

Someone had punched holes into the suitcase to help the kittens breathe. The suitcase itself was left near the home of the veterinary nurse.

A spokesperson for Cats Protection said this suggested the person wanted the kittens to found and looked after.

"The kittens were all alive and in fairly good condition," said Alison Gambles of Cats Protection's Hornchurch & District Branch. She however pointed out that 6 of the kittens had "obvious cases of eye infection".

She explained: "Someone must have felt in a very desperate situation to do this. They seem to have intended the kittens to be found as the suitcase had been left near the home of the veterinary nurse, who is well known locally."

Cats Protection are speaking out to prevent the same thing happening again. Alison explained how people could get support from the charity when it came to neutering "from giving advice and information to offering financial assistance to those on a low income."

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers Pet Insurance.

Copyright Press Association 2017