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Animal Welfare

15 black kittens found in suitcase dumped outside animal hospital

The discovery was made in Southampton.

THE RSPCA IS appealing for information after fifteen black kittens were found dumped in a suitcase in Southampton.

The image of the animals has gone viral after the society released it to media, saying that they rarely deal with such a large collection of abandoned kittens in one go.

The suitcase was left outside an animal hospital last Friday morning, and the animals inside are estimated to be about six weeks old.

The BBC reports that the cats were infested with fleas and worms, and that’s its likely they come from two separate litters.

A member of the public saw a person abandoning the suitcase. An adult cat was also seen with the kittens, but it escaped when approached.


Meanwhile The Guardian reports that a bin bag containing cats’ heads was found in an alley in Manchester.

The discovery was made by a council worker, and Manchester City Council has said in a Facebook post that the “distressing and sickening incident” is the first of its kind that they have come across. The RSPCA is also investigating the discovery.

According to The Guardian the bag was found in an area of Manchester called ‘Curry Mile’ which is home to a large number of Indian restaurants. A council spokesperson has said that the incident is not connected to any local business and that it could be racially motivated.

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