Kittens dumped in bin bag
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