Abandoned kitten sparks RSPCA appeal

PUBLISHED: 17:34 11 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:34 11 September 2014



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The act was described as callous by RSPCA

A kitten, which was abandoned in Bromley, has sparked an appeal from the RSPCA.

The kitten, which was so ill it had to be put down, was dumped in a Nike shoebox in Southview Road. The male cat was thought to have only been around 12 weeks old. It was found early in the morning on September 5.

The kitten was found hiding behind a wheel of a parked car. It is believed that he had been there all night. It was judged to be so weak due to neglect that the vet said the kindest thing to do was put him to sleep to end his suffering.

RSPCA inspector Nick Wheelhouse said: “This poor little thing had been just left to suffer in the most heartless way.”

According to the RSPCA, the kitten was: “so weak he could barely walk and he was in a terrible state. He was left in an insecure box right by a road, busy with rush hour traffic, and escaped. He could very easily have been run over.

“Callous is the only word I can think of to describe it.

“We urge anyone with any information to contact us on 0300 123 8018.”

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