Nine ‘terrified’ kittens found abandoned

PUBLISHED: 10:38 19 May 2014

Some of the abandoned kittens who will soon need homes

Some of the abandoned kittens who will soon need homes

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary staff discover them in a box outside the main gate

Nine “petrified” kittens - just six weeks old – have been found abandoned by their owner at the front gate of Ferne Animal Sanctuary at Wambrook, near Chard.

Tara Nirula, head of animal care said: “These little kittens were huddled in the corner of a pet carrier, hissing and cowering. They were terrified.

“We’ve treated them for fleas and worms but at the moment, they aren’t eating. They really are too young to have been taken away from their mother but we are settling them down and looking after them.

“As soon as they are eight weeks old, we will start looking for new homes for them. Ideally, they need to be rehomed in pairs, or where there is an existing cat. And preferably - as they are very nervous - to a household where there are children who are at least five years old.

“Incidents like this are very sad, but fortunately, this is the first time this year kittens have been abandoned in this way.”

* Ferne Animal Sanctuary recently launched their £1m project “New Digs for Dogs” to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose built rehoming centre at their site in Somerset.

Fundraising packs for the appeal and details of how to donate can be obtained by calling Ferne Animal Sanctuary on 01460 65214 or by visiting www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org

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