Tiny Kitten Found Abandoned in a Recycling Bin

Tiny Kitten Found Abandoned in a Recycling Bin

A tiny kitten discovered abandoned in a recycling bin is now on his way to finding happiness thanks to Mayhew.

The six-week-old tabby and white male kitten, named Ronald by Mayhew staff, was found in a bin near Neasden by a member of public after they heard his cries.

Our Animal Welfare Officers were first alerted to the gorgeous kitten when he was later brought in to Mayhew.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, said: “Poor Ronald looked extremely underweight for his age when he was first brought in.”

“We don’t know how long he had been in the recycling bin for, but he was very dehydrated, filthy and smelt of oil, so we immediately took him to our Vet Clinic to be thoroughly checked over.”

Mayhew’s Deputy Head Nurse, Charlotte Whalley, said: “When Ronald first arrived he was underweight, but had a pot belly, suggesting he had worms. He was also covered in a substance that smelt like diesel.”

“We immediately gave poor Ronald a medicated bath, treated him for fleas and worms and he was also given some fluids to help to rehydrate him. We started him on little and often meals to help him put on some weight without upsetting his tummy.”

“After a couple of weeks, Ronald was soon back on his paws and doing so much better.”

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

Now he’s a bit older and has been neutered and vaccinated, Ronald is on the lookout for his purrfect palace. Soon Ronald will be the king of his castle in no time.

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 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/HM48FAT7VDW2 – or donate and drop off 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.

If you are interested in adopting any of our cats, please visit our adoption page at www.themayhew.org/adopt or call 020 8962 8009.

You can find out more about our Animal Welfare Officers work on our website and please consider a donation to help them help more cats and kittens like Ronald. Alternatively, you can make an instant donation by texting “CATS27 £5” or your chosen amount up to £10 to 70070.

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18 thoughts on “Tiny Kitten Found Abandoned in a Recycling Bin

  1. dancingpalmtrees says:

    Dear Ronald and Mayhew I just went to Amazon and sent my donation of food. My heart went out to you and I had to help. I’m glad that you were found and are now in good hands. Gentle hands. Are you named after the British actor Ronald Colman? My Tuxedo cat is named Sylvester after the cartoon. Ronald my prayer, wish and desire is that you find your FurEver home soon. Your friends in New York, DeBorah & Sylvester. Meow.



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  3. helentastic67 says:

    What a georgous little munchkin! I always wonder what the hell is wrong with people who can neglect a small helpless animal that is just here to love us? It’s rhetorical so don’t answer that. Cheers,H

    • Marc-André says:

      I know right… is it that they don’t want to embarrass themselves? Is their pride more important than the life of an animal? Questions we may never know the answer to but the situation is sure saddening. 🙁

  4. Lauren says:

    What an account, with such a horrible onset and such a happy outcome! I am so touched by the wonderful people who changed Ronald’s destiny from a horrible demise to a future of love and gratitude and a celebration of worthy, wonderful Ronald’s new, happy life!

  5. Sean says:

    I’m so glad that this story has a happy ending 🙂 it’s just a shame people are so careless at best, callous at worst to end up in a position where they dump a helpless, innocent kitten in a bin 🙁 the photos are great and I hope people who are looking to home a cat go to shelters! Thanks Sean

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