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Kittens abandoned in park
TINY kittens abandoned in a Salisbury park would have died within a couple of days if they hadn’t been found, according to an animal charity.
The five kittens were found in Victoria Park by a member of the public.
They were starving and riddled with fleas.
Clare Hayes, branch coordinator for Salisbury Cats Protection said, said: “It’s upsetting when kittens come to us in a situation like this. “They were obviously dumped; there was no need for this when there are charities, such as ourselves, and several vet practices in the area where they could be handed over. Luckily the kittens came into care just in time, as another 24 to 48 hours and they probably wouldn’t have survived.” The kittens have been treated for fleas and are now with foster carer Sarah Hartley and doing well.
She said: “They let me pick them up without any fuss when I brought them home and they are all litter trained. I counted more than 200 fleas on these tiny kittens. They have now been flea treated, are putting on weight quickly and racing around like normal kittens.” Salisbury Cats Protection recently had two pregnant cats dumped on one of their fosterers, and they have now had six kittens each. The charity is urging cat owners to get their cats neutered to avoid unwanted litters and it is currently offering free neutering to anyone on a low income. To find out more, call Hampton Park Vets on 01722 416245 or Companion Care at Pets at Home on 01722 328380.
The Salisbury branch is also desperately in need of more fosterers. If you have a spare room in your house and could help take care of kittens like these, call 08453 712068.