RSPCA Appeals for Information After Injured and Declawed Kitten is Abandoned in Birmingham

The young black and white kitten was found in a pet carrier and dumped on the corner of the street in Summer Road, Erdington in Birmingham on Thursday, 17 February.

She was found at around 6.30pm with a puncture wound inside her thigh and also appears to have most of her claws missing. The four month old kitten was also suffering from some kind of neurological issue.

The member of the public who found her contacted the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA Inspector Jon Ratcliffe collected the kitten and took her to the RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital where she is receiving treatment for a parasite called Toxoplasmosis. It is unclear yet whether this could be the cause of her neurological condition as there are no obvious signs of a head injury.

Jon said: “This poor kitten was dumped out in the street like rubbish. She clearly needed veterinary attention for her neurological issues, she was suffering from a wound on her leg and most of her claws are missing in what could have been a deliberate attempt to declaw her.

“This is really distressing to see and we would urge anyone who has any information about this to please contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

The kitten has now been named Poppy by the RSPCA staff caring for her. She is receiving a course of antibiotics and is responding well to treatment so far. The staff at the hospital added that Poppy is bright and happy considering what she has been through and they’re hopeful she will pull through, however, she may still be left with some neurological issues.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit our website or call our donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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