Who abandoned these kittens?

Daily Echo: The abandoned kittens. The abandoned kittens.

THE RSPCA is appealing for information
after four kittens were abandoned
in a village near Winchester.
A resident discovered the kittens on
the loose next to a parking area at the
back of her property in Hursley.
It is likely they had only been left there
that morning, Wednesday November 7.
The kittens were taken to the
Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter, near
Fareham, where they were found to be
underweight and riddled with fleas.
RSPCA inspector Jan Edwards said:
“These kittens were probably an
unplanned and unwanted litter which
came about as a result of someone failing
to take on board basic animal welfare
advice and have their pet neutered.
“It is a sad day when people fail their
pet by not having it neutered and then
when kittens come along they just shrug
their shoulders and decide to dump
them and let someone else deal with it.”
Ms Edwards is urging anyone with
information to contact the RSPCA so it
can check on the mother cat and ensure
there are no other animals at risk.
Under the Animals Welfare Act 2006
anyone found guilty of causing unnecessary
suffering to an animal faces up to
six months in prison and/or a £20,000
fine. Contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

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4:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sarfhamton says...

When are we going to ban people having pets? It's so primitive.
When are we going to ban people having pets? It's so primitive. sarfhamton
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7:32pm Mon 19 Nov 12

bazzeroz says...

Dunno! Do tell.
Dunno! Do tell. bazzeroz
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11:16pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sparkster says...

There is nothing wrong with having pets, we have a budgie and a cockatiel. The problem comes from irresponsible people going getting a pet without thinking it through properly ie feeding and vet bills for injections and when they are sick. Perhaps if more people thought it through there wouldnt be as many abandoned pets, they are for life not to be just dumped when you get tired of them. Also what about people having their pets spayed/neutered. We wouldnt be without our pets for anything. My elderly mum is widowed and wouldnt be without her dog as its a long day if no-one calls. I dont think it primitive to have pets, in fact it is good for your health, people have been known to have their spirits lifted in homes when dogs are taken in.
There is nothing wrong with having pets, we have a budgie and a cockatiel. The problem comes from irresponsible people going getting a pet without thinking it through properly ie feeding and vet bills for injections and when they are sick. Perhaps if more people thought it through there wouldnt be as many abandoned pets, they are for life not to be just dumped when you get tired of them. Also what about people having their pets spayed/neutered. We wouldnt be without our pets for anything. My elderly mum is widowed and wouldnt be without her dog as its a long day if no-one calls. I dont think it primitive to have pets, in fact it is good for your health, people have been known to have their spirits lifted in homes when dogs are taken in. sparkster
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