Pregnant cat among five felines dumped in wheelie bin

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The cats were found dumped in a bin
The cats were found dumped in a bin

THE RSPCA has issued an appeal for information after five cats, one of which was pregnant, were dumped in a wheelie bin.

One of the cats was heavily pregnant and gave birth four days after she was found and handed in at a local vets.

Two of the others were kittens, while the three adult cats were no older than nine months of age.

All the black and white cats were very weak and dehydrated at the time they were discovered by a member of the public lying in the bin in a residential area at Fell View in Chorley last Saturday, May 21.

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One kitten which was riddled with fleas was found to be anaemic and the other is suffering from a knee condition that will require surgery.

Animal Rescue Officer Kelly Nix says it was fortunate the pregnant cat was found in time before she gave birth.

After receiving treatment at the vets, the cats, including the new mother-of-two, are now receiving some much-needed TLC at the RSPCA Southport Branch’s animal centre and will be rehomed.

Inspector Nix said: “Had she been left in a bin in her condition the pregnant cat could have died. It is fortunate she and the rest of them were spotted.

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“The person who found them went to the vets to report the abandonment and then he went back to get them. I collected them and took them to our Southport branch on Tuesday.

“The pregnant cat gave birth the next day, but one of the kittens is going to need surgery.

“This is a residential area with a lot of flats and houses and hopefully someone will have seen something during that day.

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"They were found in a wheelie bin, which had a padlock on it although it was not secured at the time and handed in at the vets later that afternoon.

“There may be someone who knows something about the circumstances surrounding how these cats came to be dumped like this.”

Changes in circumstances are often the reason why cats and other pets are abandoned, but the RSPCA stresses owners who may be under financial pressures or unable to cope with the demands of looking after, as in this case, multiple animals, should always seek out help and advice before taking such drastic action.

If anyone has information about how the cats were abandoned they should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and quote incident number 876177.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit our website or call our donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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