Sick Bengal kittens dumped in Swanley
PUBLISHED: 08:41 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:41 10 July 2018
RSPCA officials were left stunned when two valuable Bengal kittens were dumped on two separate days in the same lane and left for dead.
The adorable cats were in desperate need of veterinary treatment, and officials are considering that was the main reason for the callous and illegal act.
Now the animal charity is asking for public help in tracing those responsible for the cruelty.
The sickly kittens were left in the searing heat in Hockenden Lane, Swanley on Tuesday, June 26.
The first was a female and had already collapsed. She was covered in maggot eggs and was suffering from diarrhoea meaning she was painfully thin.
She was taken by the finder to a nearby vet where she was given emergency treatment and kept overnight.
The very next day, the RSPCA then received yet another call to report a second poorly female kitten abandoned at the same location.
This one was also extremely poorly and thin and suffering from health issues.
The charity said they have been receiving intensive veterinary care at St Paul’s Veterinary Practice, Orpington, including medication, and drips.
A spokesman said: “This is a very tragic case, as both kittens were found in appalling states.
“However, thanks to the hard work of the veterinary staff both kittens are making good progress. They are both female, 10 weeks old and tabby in colour. They have been named Mon and Amie.”
RSPCA inspector Anthony Pulfer added: “These poor kittens were dumped during the hot weather and left for dead and would not have survived much longer.
“Bengal kittens are a sought-after breed, so it is unusual to see that they have been dumped. If the eggs had hatched, it could have been so much worse.
“It could sadly mean they had just been bred for money and when they became sick they were no longer of value so that’s why they were just dumped like a piece of rubbish.”
Anyone with information on who dumped the cute kittens can call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.