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Kittens abandoned on National Hug your Cat Day

15 June 2015
Kittens abandoned on National Hug your Cat Day Seven young kittens found close to death are recovering in the care of Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre after being discovered by two members of the public out walking their dog.

The kittens were found in Maerdy Mountain in South Wales on 4 June, National Hug your Cat Day, and have been named Cariad, Cuddles, Snuggles, Cwtch, Kisses, Hugs and Smooch as a result.

Sue Dobbs, the centre’s manager said: “The kittens were very frightened and some of them had flu symptoms.
“They are around four weeks old and far too young to be away from their mum. It was very fortunate that they were found as they wouldn’t have survived long without their mum in the warm temperatures.

“The kittens are receiving tender loving care around the clock and should be available for adoption when they reach nine weeks of age.”

Cats Protection deals with an influx of unwanted kittens in the summer, when we are already stretched to the limit looking after between 5,000 and 6,000 unwanted cats.

Sue added: “We would urge owners to get their cats neutered – just one unneutered cat can produce up to 18 offspring in one year so neutering will help to prevent more unwanted kittens like these in the future.”

Photo credit: CP Bridgend