Cat Found Abandoned in a box Inside a bag During Warm Weather

Cat Found Abandoned in a box Inside a bag During Warm Weather

A cat found abandoned in a cardboard box inside a bag with a nasty wound on his neck, is now looking for a new forever home.

The one-year-old white and tabby feline, named Lovren, was discovered by members of the public near Harlesden in North West London, who quickly brought him into London-based animal welfare charity, Mayhew.

Mayhew’s Deputy Head of Animal Welfare Community, AJ Ford, said: “Poor Lovren was discovered by two members of the public in a cardboard box that was inside a bag on the side of the road in 20-degree weather. They thought the box looked out of place, so on closer inspection, they discovered air holes had been poked into the top of the box. They opened the box and found the terrified tabby inside.

“We don’t know how long Lovren had been inside the box for, but he had a nasty wound on the back of his neck. We suspect that the previous owners couldn’t afford vet care and didn’t know what else to do. We wish whoever had abandoned Lovren had called us first. We do not judge and we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

After the members of the public handed him over to Mayhew, Lovren was quickly seen to by their Vet team at their on-site Community Vet Clinic and was given a thorough health check.

Mayhew Vet, Dr Emma Robinson, said: “When the lovely Lovren first arrived he had a large inflamed wound on the back of his neck. The fur around the area was saliva stained from where he had licked at himself, indicating that it was causing him a lot of discomfort and had likely been there for a few weeks. We suspect that the problem may have arisen from an allergic reaction, possibly in part from a flea infestation.

“We treated Lovren for fleas, put him on antibiotics and pain relief and cleaned his wound twice a day. When he first came in he was extremely itchy and rubbed himself on his bedding constantly. As the area healed we put him on anti-inflammatory steroids and the itch has now subsided. Lovren has gone from being a worried little cat that was always hiding to being a lot more confident and outwardly friendly.”

As soon as Lovren was vaccinated and neutered, he was ready for adoption and is now looking to find a home to spend the rest of his years in.

If you are interested in adopting Lovren or any other cats in Mayhew’s care, please visit or 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 Mayhew’s work by visiting and please consider a donation to help them help even more animals like Lovren. 

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54 thoughts on “Cat Found Abandoned in a box Inside a bag During Warm Weather

  1. dancingpalmtrees says:

    I’m glad Lovren was able to receive help and I pray he finds his Furever home.

    I feed any homeless stray kitty cats that wander into our backyard.
    I also give them fresh cold ice water.
    I can’t stand to see animals especially cats suffer. When able I make donations to the ASPCA. ????????????????

  2. erinthecatprincess says:

    Thank goodness someone came to his rescue. I think this raises a serious issue that folks who do not know what to do, or genuinely cant afford help for their companions, needn’t feel they must abandon them in a box to suffer and can get help. I hope he gets that forever home ASAP
    Toodle pips and purrs

    • Marc-André says:

      We hope so too! And hopefully this post will reach the people that did it to educate them on what they have done. 🙁

    • Marc-André says:

      Some people just don’t seem to realise that there is help they can get… but yes we are wondering the same with everything happening nowadays.

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  4. CLEvangelism says:

    Poor baby. I’m glad they gave him a nice name, opposed to a name that stems from where he was found or what happened to him. For example, I remember The Dodo reporting that someone found a cat that had been hit by a car, and since he’d been lying in a snow drift, his rescuer called him Drifter. Stop.✋ Imagine the horrible names people would have if we called them the location we’d found them. (“Hey, Rehab, how ya doin’?”)

    • Marc-André says:

      I know what you mean… when we adopted Nubia she was called Pickle based on the fact that she has lost a leg on got “in a pickle”… so first thing renamed her to Nubia.

      Oliver was called kitty… can you imagine how peeed off a boy would be to be called kitty all the time? ???

      Luckily Mayhew is much more appropriate with their choice of names for cats than other charities. 🙂

        • Marc-André says:

          Thank you. It was a suggestion from a friend in Egypt as she thought Nubia looks like a Nubian princess / Egyptian Cat even tho of course statues of cats in Egypt are only black because of their age. Cats in Egypt would have been brownish / sand colour. 🙂

          Our other cats are Renegade – literally because he IS a Renegade that’s always up to mischief!!!!

          And Freya because well cats are Gods so the name of a goddess seemed fitting. Even more so since she looks like a miniature snow leopard. 🙂

          • CLEvangelism says:

            Funny, I named my black kitten Cleopatra because she looks regal and has a streamlined face that reminds me of Egyptian artwork I’ve seen.

            Renegade’s a great name! I’ll have to remember that one. I have a few children’s books about cats in mind. I just need to find someone to illustrate them since I can’t draw. ?

            I had never heard the name Freya. That’s very pretty. Good job giving your kitties names they can be proud of. ?

          • Marc-André says:

            Aaaah I could introduce you to our illustrator! She is amazing and has illustrated a few books. The banner cats were done by her. 🙂

  5. Carole says:

    Poor wee kitty. That just makes me sad. I’m glad he’s in good hands now though. Hopefully he’ll find a loving home to make up for his terrifying experiences.

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