These little kittens were dumped in a box in Norfolk just a few days before Christmas

These little kittens are being cared for by a Norfolk charity after being dumped in a box.

A boy found them as he was walking his dog at Weeting, near Brandon, and they have been taken to the Cats Protection Dereham adoption centre at Longham.

Staff have named them Bracken, Muntjac and Mistletoe and they are hoping they could get new homes before Christmas.

Receptionist Yvonne Durant said: 'The kittens are in good health friendly and just scared.

'We are finding it increasingly difficult at the moment with so many unwanted cats and kittens. The chances of cats being dumped is the highest at this time of the year, More and more cats are coming to us due to their owners not being able to afford them, we have 93 cats on site and 46 of them are kittens.'

It is thought the three kittens are about eight-nine weeks old.

Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee when re-homing a cat but is also grateful for people who make a donation on top of the fee.

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To contact the adoption centre ring 01362 687919 or e-mail dereham@cats.org.uk. Cats Protection's website is www.dereham.cats.org.uk.

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