The underweight kitten was found abandoned
The RSPCA is appealing for information after an underweight kitten was found abandoned in a zip-up cat carrier in London.
The three month old kitten, now named Swanley by RSPCA staff, was found in a handbag style carrier with no food or water at around 6.30pm last Tuesday (4 October) in High Street, Enfield.
A member of the public heard the cat meowing and crying so they inspected the bag and realised there was a cat in need inside. They then contacted the RSPCA for help and animal rescue officer (ARO) Nicola Thomas attended and collected the kitten.
The black and white cat has now been taken to the RSPCA Central London Branch for some much-needed TLC.
Nicola said: “We understand that a lot of people are sadly struggling financially at the moment as times are hard during this cost of living crisis. However, we would urge anyone who can no longer afford to keep their pet to please reach out for help from friends or family or charities like ourselves. There is never an excuse to abandon an animal.
“I am now appealing for anyone with information to please contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”
Colette Jensen, from the branch, said: “Swanley is a sweet girl who purrs like a train when she is stroked. Sadly, she is underweight and so we are working on getting her to a healthy weight before she can be neutered and then ready for rehoming.”
She is not ready yet so please do not contact the branch about her but keep an eye on the RSPCA’s website: www.rspca.org.uk/findapet for her, and other cats in the charity’s care.
There are lots of cats looking to find their forever home. This month is Adoptober – a month-long rehoming drive which aims to shine a light on rehoming and encourage more people to consider adopting instead of shopping.
Could you offer a rescue pet a loving new home? Please visit Find A Pet to see all of the animals currently in our care who are looking for their paw-fect match.
If you can’t offer a rescue pet a new home perhaps you could help in a different way?
- Become a fosterer for a sick pet recovering from surgery or a youngster who needs to learn how to behave in a home;
- Help us continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming by donating online or calling our donation line on 0300 123 8181;
- Sponsor a cat pod or a dog kennel and help take care of the animals during their stay with us;
- Support the work of your local centre or branch by becoming a volunteer or donating to them directly.