‘Finding Nemo’ kittens dumped in cardboard box at Attleborough roadside
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Five kittens that were dumped in a cardboard box on the roadside in Attleborough have been rescued by the RSPCA.
The three female and two male five-week-old kittens were discovered in the box, which was discarded like rubbish by the side of West Carr Road.
They were found by a passer-by on June 2 after she heard them meowing, and RSPCA officers were called in to rescue them from the roadside.
The kittens have been named Nemo, Bruce, Dory, Flo and Squirt, after characters from the Disney film Finding Nemo.
RSPCA animal collection officer Paige Burnham said it was unbelievable the kittens had been treated so cruelly.
Ms Burnham said the kittens were thirsty and starving when they were found, but were now doing well.
She said: 'I could not believe someone could be so callous dumping these poor young kittens on the side of the road. Had we not gone out to rescue them I dread to think what could've happened.
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'They were hungry when I picked them up. We took them in and gave them a mixture of milk and wet food along with water, then put a hot water bottle in with them as they were quite cold.
'They are all so sweet natured it is heartbreaking to think someone didn't want them and left them there not knowing what would happen. They must've been so scared.
'Thankfully they are doing well now and we are hoping they will be ready to be re-homed in a few weeks.'
Anyone with information about how the kittens were dumped is urged to contact the RSPCA Inspector's Appeal Line on 0300 123 8018.
Donations of £3 can be made to the RSPCA by texting HELP to 78866.