Haverhill: Investigation after kittens left in box

OFFICERS from the RSPCA are appealing for information after a pair of kittens were found abandoned in a cardbox box.

The kittens, discovered in Haverhill, are the latest animals to be found abandoned.

Other incidents in the town have included the discovery of a cat in a cat carrier at the beginning of Novembet and the reporting of three kittens found in a lay-by on the A143 between Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds.

In the latest incident two male kittens, both aged about 12 weeks old, were found in a garden in Wellington Terrace, Haverhill last Friday.

One kitten is black and white, the other tortoiseshell and white.

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RSPCA staff have named the pair Bill and Ben.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA, which is now caring for the cats, said: “It was lucky that these kittens were found. Had they spent the night in the cardboard box they would have more than likely perished. They were left without any food or blankets to keep warm.

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“They are lovely boys, they are both like little old men, and they still seem to be very sad and shocked by their ordeal, so they are not boisterous at all. They seem to want to just curl up on your lap and are very quiet.

“They are very good with children, and they like the dog, but they are still very thin.

“It is just heart-breaking to think that they have been dumped and we just hope we can now find them a new home where they can be loved and cared for.”

Anyone interested in offering Bill and Ben a new home is urged to contact the RSPCA West Suffolk branch on 0845 2000 287. Alternatively, visit the website at www.rspcasuffolk.org.uk.

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