Royal Kittens Abandoned in box

Royal Kittens Abandoned in box

Four tiny kittens, who were recently found dumped in a cardboard box, will soon be looking for new homes fit for a king or queen.

The five-week-old kittens were discovered by a member of the public in a box near garages near Kensal Green, North West London and later brought into animal welfare charity, Mayhew.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, said: “There was no sign of the mum cat, so the member of public called us and kindly looked after the kittens until we arrived. It looked they had been without food since early that morning.

“We collected the adorable bundles of fluff and brought them back to the Home to be seen by our vet team and to make sure they were in good health.”

With the royal wedding fast approaching, the kittens were aptly named after a few members of the Royal Family – Harry, Meghan, Kate and Liz.

Mayhew’s Vet, Dr Emily Richardson, said: “When they first arrived they were very weak from the lack of food and water. They needed help feeding to get their energy levels up and we also gave them some fluids to improve hydration.

“Since they were without their mother, the kittens were quickly settled in to a warm and cosy cabin and were looked after by our dedicated Cattery team, who offered them specially formulated kitten milk at frequent intervals. After a couple of days they were much brighter and back to being cheeky and adorable.”

Once they are all old enough, they will be fully vaccinated and neutered and ready to find new homes that they can give their royal seal of approval to.

Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, added: “We see hundreds of unwanted kittens coming into our Home all year round and it is a growing problem. We encourage pet owners to get their animals neutered and offer low cost and affordable neutering for cats and dogs at our Vet Clinic.

“We also run a Pick & Snip project, which offers free neutering for cats and kittens for vulnerable owners, who are unable to neuter their cats due to cost, disability, apathy or transport availability. We collect and neuter owned cats within our designated catchment area of the M25.”

If you or anyone you know needs to speak to a Mayhew Animal Welfare Officer or to find out more about their Pick & Snip scheme, then you can call 020 8962 8000.

Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officers and Vet team respond to hundreds of abandoned, neglected and abused animals every year and provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in vulnerable situations. Find out more about their work by visiting

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31 thoughts on “Royal Kittens Abandoned in box

    • Marc-André says:

      I know. :(. I’m just glad that there are people like Mayhew that Safe these poor babies

  1. Tigger says:

    Hard to understand what goes on in the minds of humans when they dump kittens like that. Luckily, there are also the others, who help us back on our paws. Thank you!

  2. greg-in-washington says:

    My cat just walked over the keyboard before I finished my comment, so you might get a strange one. Anyway, let me repeat, I hate it when people just dump animals, especially helpless young ones! Why cannot they just take them to a shelter? I makes me wonder what personalities these people have? Hope I don’t know anyone like that.

    • Rohvannyn says:

      I’m with you there. Of course, when shelters charge you to take an animal in (as they do where I live) there will be fewer people dropping them off. I get that shelters have a hard time making ends meet, and have too many animals already, yet I just don’t see a good solution. Other than what Mayhew is doing, that is.

    • Marc-André says:

      I know what you mean. 🙁

      Sadly in the U.K. some of it might be down to some shelters refusing people when they turn up with animals which has placed too many people into the mindset of “there is no point. The shelters won’t take them”. :/

      This really makes it difficult for people like Mayhew who would never turn away an animal.

      • greg-in-washington says:

        I took Zeke the Maine Coon to a shelter as a kitten as I did not want another cat. He made a fuss and they said he was feral and would be euthanized that very day! Of course I took him back home where he still is and I am glad I did!

        • Marc-André says:

          Oh wow… I’m glad that shelters in the U.K. are strictly no kill unless it’s for absolut medical reasons…

          • greg-in-washington says:

            In defense of the shelter, that was 8 years ago and today they do not operate like that any more, and like you said, only dispatch the critically ill now. Zeke is still jumpy after that close call!

          • Marc-André says:

            That’s good to hear that they have changed that. And I can also totally understand how difficult it must be for shelters.

            See Nubia our three legged little cat was returned three times before she got to us… apparently people thought she is too difficult! And to be fair to them she was a handful in the first couple of months but now she is a cuddle kitty. 🙂

  3. My Peacock Books & Living says:

    They are so beautiful. A shame they can’t be left at a shelter if people really are going to abandon them. Free neutering would help but sometimes people just don’t care. Luckily they’re kittens so very adoptable 😀

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