Three Kittens Dumped in Taped Up Box on One of the Hottest Weeks of the Year

Hi everyone,

Please find below yet another heart-breaking rescue story from our friends over at the Mayhew Animal Home!

Luckily this  one had a happy ending.



Three Kittens Dumped in Taped Up Box on One of the Hottest Weeks of the Year

Three tiny young kittens found abandoned in a taped up box at a bus stop on one of the hottest weeks of the year so far are now on the road to recovery thanks to The Mayhew Animal Home.

The 11-week-old black and dark tortoiseshell kittens, named Jackie, Jenny and James by Mayhew staff, were discovered in a taped up box at the side of the road near a bus stop on Harrow road, north London.

Our Animal Welfare Officers were first alerted to the three furry siblings when a member of the public spotted the box at the bus stop and heard their cries and movement from inside.

The Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, said: “The member of public immediately brought the frightened kittens in to the Home. They were in a cardboard box that had been taped up with grey duct tape, so there was no way for them to escape.”

“We don’t know how long they had been in the box for, but they were very hot and obviously extremely scared, so we immediately took them to our Vet Clinic to be thoroughly checked over.”

Our Vet Team closely monitored their temperatures to check for hyperthermia, but apart from the initial shock, thankfully the three siblings were in good condition and they all were of a healthy weight.

Animal Welfare Officer, Tania, added: “At The Mayhew we are dedicated to helping hundreds of people in crisis situations every year. We wish whoever had abandoned the poor kittens had contacted us first, so we could help. We are here to help and advice on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

Once they were old enough, all three kittens were neutered and vaccinated and soon there will be no stopping them finding purrfect forever homes.

If you are interested in adopting any of our cats, please visit our adoption page or call 020 8962 8009.

We also urgently need more kitten food to feed the influx of furry felines that have recently arrived. Our Animal Welfare Officers are bringing in more and more kittens every day, so please help by either buying some wet kitten food from our Amazon Wishlist – – or donating any that you have spare. Anything that you could donate will help us continue to care for and feed the overflow of kittens throughout kitten season.

We are also on the lookout for more foster carers to help look after some of the kittens and cats in our care, so if you are interested in finding out more, please visit

You can find out more about Animal Welfare Officers work on our website and please consider a donation to help them help more cats like Jackie, Jenny and James. Alternatively, you can make an instant donation by texting “CATS27 £5” or your chosen amount to 70070.

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20 thoughts on “Three Kittens Dumped in Taped Up Box on One of the Hottest Weeks of the Year

  1. Ana Mari Pérez Marín says:

    SUGGESTION to those who abandon animals: Please, neutered their pets. If embrace saved a life; If you castras saved thousands!

  2. tippysmom2 says:

    I’m glad there was a happy ending. To me, it sounds like that whoever left the kittens wanted them to be found and helped. I just don’t know why they wouldn’t take them to the shelter themselves. But, you never know. There may have been a reason.

    • Marc-André says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. It seems a bit odd how they took this much care but didn’t go the extra step of taking them to a shelter.

  3. RoseyToesSews says:

    I never understand why people do this. ? Why can’t they reach out to animal welfare groups for help, instead of just abandoning animals?
    I wonder if they’re scared other pets will be removed from them? I can’t see why this would happen though, unless those other pets were neglected.

    So pleased these gorgeous babies were saved. ?

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