'Exceptionally cute' five-week-old kittens rescued after being dumped in hole next to drain
PUBLISHED: 13:28 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:10 10 October 2018
Three adorable black kittens have been rescued after they were callously dumped in a hole next to a drain in Lowestoft.
The kittens, named Cyril, Dusty and Oscar, were found by a worried member of the public who had discovered the kittens huddled together in the hole near Kirkley Cliff Road in the town.
The RSPCA were called, collected the kittens from the back of a hotel in Kirkley Cliff Road, thought to be around five weeks old, and took them to a vet for a health check.
The timid trio have now been taken on by foster carers at RSPCA Suffolk East Coast Branch.
RSPCA animal collection officer Amy Marjoram said: “The trio are exceptionally cute and seemed a bit scared when I collected them, but they appear to have been around people before which makes me believe it is more likely that sadly they have been dumped.
“They are all black in colour and sadly we do find that black cats don’t have as much luck finding new homes. We see more of them coming through our doors than any other colour of cat, possibly because they are much more common.
“I would like to thank everyone who was concerned for the kind person who reported this to them and the hotel staff who were exceptionally helpful.”
The RSPCA are appealing for anyone with information about the dumped kittens to come forward.
Earlier this year, five kittens which were found dumped in an alleyway in Kessingland were named after the England football team due to the world cup this summer.
Gareth, Rose, Alli, Jessie and Jordan were rescued by Cats Protection in the same location as five other kittens in 2017.
Cat owners are advised to neuter their cats in order to stop unwanted litters of kittens.
A spokesman for the RSPCA said: “Sadly despite all the education by animal welfare charities there are still some people taking on pets that they cannot cope with and failing to neuter their pets- when there are many schemes available for low cost neutering.
“Then when they either don’t want them anymore or feel they cannot cope with them, they discard them like an unwanted piece of rubbish.
“Anyone who is concerned for the welfare of an animal should call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency hotline on 0300 1234 999 for help and advice.”