Kit­tens dumped in bin bag

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - FREDERICA MILLER frederica.miller@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @FREDDIAM

FOUR tiny kit­tens found dumped in a bin bag in Brent Park have made a mirac­u­lous re­cov­ery.

A mem­ber of the pub­lic alerted May­hew An­i­mal Home af­ter they saw a black sack mov­ing and found the 10-day-old kit­tens aban­doned in­side in July.

The kit­tens, named Tee­nie, Tiny, Titch and Smalls, were given a full vet­eri­nary check-up by the an­i­mal home. Since their res­cue have re­ceived around the clock care from May­hew staff and its ded­i­cated team of foster carers.

May­hew’s An­i­mal wel­fare of­fi­cer, Paul Grimes, said: “We can’t imag­ine how ter­ri­fy­ing it must have been for these 10-day-old kit­tens to be aban­doned in a bin bag.

He added: “It’s wor­ry­ing to think what would have hap­pened to the kit­tens if they hadn’t been found so quickly.”

With­out their mother the fe­lines had to be fed spe­cial sub­sti­tute for­mula by hand ev­ery three hours through­out the day and night.

May­hew’s cat wel­fare co­or­di­na­tor, Ge­orgina Dis­ney, said: “It is al­ways best to have rou­tine and sta­bil­ity and we usu­ally keep the kit­tens with the same foster carer.

“This is such a dif­fi­cult and time- con­sum­ing job which in­volves a lot of close mon­i­tor­ing and spe­cial­ist care, that’s why it can be dan­ger­ous for any­one to try and do it them­selves, so we rec­om­mend al­ways com­ing to us first.

“We rec­om­mend seek­ing a vet’s ad­vice or call us for ad­vice as in the hands of an in­ex­pe­ri­enced per­son, it could be life threat­en­ing for the kit­tens.”

Once the kit­tens are all old enough, they will be vac­ci­nated and neutered and ready to find homes.

If you think you have the time and ded­i­ca­tion it takes to be a May­hew foster carer, you can ap­ply here www.the­may­hew.org.

Two of the kit­tens who were found in a bin bag

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