Abandoned kittens find new homes after being thrown into Lowestoft gardens

Sunny, one of the litter of abandoned kittens, pictured on the night of his rescue. Photo: Cats Pro

Sunny, one of the litter of abandoned kittens, pictured on the night of his rescue. Photo: Cats Protection. - Credit: Archant

A litter of abandoned kittens have seen their fortunes change after an outpouring of support from the people of Lowestoft.

Summer - one of the kittens rescued in Dell Road. Photo: Cats Protection

Summer - one of the kittens rescued in Dell Road. Photo: Cats Protection - Credit: Archant

The five kittens were rescued after being thrown over fences into the back gardens of homes in Victoria Road and Dell Road on June 21.

Volunteers from Cats Protection's Anglia Coastal branch responded to the incident along with the local RSPCA, initially recovering four kittens.

A fifth kitten was found on June 25. Badly dehydrated and in need of medical attention the kitten required treatment at a local vets.

However, six weeks on the charity has successfully found homes for the lucky litter.

Delphine Wood, Cats Protection branch coordinator, said: 'Thanks to the piece in the Lowestoft Journal, all five kittens that were found abandoned in Dell Road on the Summer Solstice have now been successfully homed.

'We are very grateful for all the offers to home these kittens from members of the public and the support shown for the care given by our team of volunteer fosterers.'

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As the kittens were dumped during the summer equinox they were named according to this theme; Summer, Sunny, Luna, Pagan and Quinn.

The kittens were fortunate to avoid injury when initially discarded.

Mrs Wood said: 'How they didn't break anything when they were thrown over the fences I don't know.'

At the time of the incident Mrs Wood reported on the kittens malnourished state. She said: 'You can feel their spines because they are so skinny. From time to time you do get kittens dumped in boxes but I've never heard of anyone doing this.'

Cats Protection's Anglia Coastal currently has a number of older cats still looking for new homes.

Mrs Wood said: 'There must be some special people out there who can love our older, harder to re-home cats and would give them the loving homes they deserve for the rest of their lives.'

If you are interested in providing a home then email adoptangliacoastalcats@hotmail.com or call 07973 671275.

The branch is also looking for new volunteers. Anyone interested in lending a hand can email cpac@gmx.co.uk.

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