Kittens dumped at roadside

The Bolton News: Reagan’s head nurse Cheryl Eaton and student nurse, Gina Dean with the abandoned kittens Reagan’s head nurse Cheryl Eaton and student nurse, Gina Dean with the abandoned kittens

THESE adorable little kittens were abandoned at the side of the road - just a fortnight before Christmas.

The kittens — which are about four or five weeks old, and their one-year-old mother — were dumped near Tonge Old Road at about teatime on December 10, but were rescued by a passer-by at about 7pm.

Christened Jingle, Rudolph, Cracker, Holly and Ivy, the kittens were taken to Regan’s Veterinary Practice in Bury Road, Tonge Fold.

Animal charities brace themselves for a spate of abandoned pets in the weeks immediately after Christmas, as unwanted presents prove difficult to look after.

But Alison Holt, Regan’s customer services manager, said even though abandoned pets are a problem throughout the year, it is less common for them to be deserted before Christmas.

She added: “We just want to reiterate how it is simply not acceptable.

“They were brought in overnight and thankfully all of them appear to be fine.

“They have certainly been eating like horses, so all looks to be well.

“They are all really friendly and we hope we can find good homes for them all.

“We’re grateful to the person who spotted them and brought them to us.”

Despite their heart-wrenching period alone in the cold, the Christmas cats suffered no injuries and have been eating well since arriving at the vet’s.

New homes are being sought for them, although as the kittens are so young, they will not be available until the new year when vets are sure they are ready to go new surroundings.

If you are interested in housing one of the kittens or their mum, contact Regan’s on 01204 397970.

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7:35am Fri 13 Dec 13

lynda long legs says...

Lousy bas***ds
Lousy bas***ds lynda long legs

8:00am Fri 13 Dec 13

mzpink says...

Why didn't they take them to a shelter!! So cruel bloody disgusting, wish I could take them all ! I have two kittens myself hope they find a loving home they deserve x
Why didn't they take them to a shelter!! So cruel bloody disgusting, wish I could take them all ! I have two kittens myself hope they find a loving home they deserve x mzpink

9:25am Fri 13 Dec 13

Jim271 says...

Its lazy stupid pondlife who wont get their animals neutered which causes this to happen.
They can even get their cats done for practically nothing but too busy milking the system to pay for their sky telly and Cider.

I really detest people who are cruel to animals.
ive already got 2 rescue cats, cant take any more.
Its lazy stupid pondlife who wont get their animals neutered which causes this to happen. They can even get their cats done for practically nothing but too busy milking the system to pay for their sky telly and Cider. I really detest people who are cruel to animals. ive already got 2 rescue cats, cant take any more. Jim271

12:17pm Fri 13 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

Jim271 wrote:
Its lazy stupid pondlife who wont get their animals neutered which causes this to happen.
They can even get their cats done for practically nothing but too busy milking the system to pay for their sky telly and Cider.

I really detest people who are cruel to animals.
ive already got 2 rescue cats, cant take any more.
Society would benefit greatly if this "pond life got themselves fixed at the same time.Scum breeds scum.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Its lazy stupid pondlife who wont get their animals neutered which causes this to happen. They can even get their cats done for practically nothing but too busy milking the system to pay for their sky telly and Cider. I really detest people who are cruel to animals. ive already got 2 rescue cats, cant take any more.[/p][/quote]Society would benefit greatly if this "pond life got themselves fixed at the same time.Scum breeds scum. boltonnut

10:06pm Fri 13 Dec 13

bwfc58 says...

Some one must know who the person is that left them at the side of a road and the police should get involved
Some one must know who the person is that left them at the side of a road and the police should get involved bwfc58

5:02pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Greasy Chip Butty says...

Get RSPCA on to 'em.....
Get RSPCA on to 'em..... Greasy Chip Butty

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