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.