Seven kittens who narrowly escaped being hauled off with a vet hospital’s rubbish are doing well in their recovery a just over a week later and have moved to a rescue.
The kittens were left trapped in a taped box outside Grange Veterinary Hospital in Mold, Flintshire, in Wales, UK in late July and were only saved from a terrible death being crushed in a garbage truck when a council worker discovered them by chance as the box was about to be tossed onto the truck.
Veterinarian Vicky Wignall and the team from Grange Veterinary Hospital have been caring for the kittens since their rescue.
The hospital posted the story to Facebook with some photos on July 28, writing: “These 7 kittens were left outside the hospital next to the bins in the early hours of Monday morning. They were taped up in the box pictured with saw dust and were cold and damp. Luckily the refuse collectors checked the box and alerted us to them at 7.30am. We dread to think what could have happened to these poor little mites if they hadn’t noticed. We’ll keep you updated on their progress, but as you can see from the last photo, they are difficult to keep still!”
Vicky told the Daily Post for a story update this week: “The kittens are doing really well. We’ve had them for about 10 days now and have been monitoring them closely to make sure they are in good health.
“They’ve been kept in isolation because they’ve not had their vaccinations, but they are all healthy and very bright.”
Grange Veterinary Hospital announced at Facebook today that the kittens have been transferred to Capricorn Animal Rescue in Padeswood.
They will have their vaccinations soon and will be ready to find homes before long.
Vicky said: “The kittens definitely don’t seem scarred by their ordeal. Kittens are very resilient creatures but these seven have been very lucky indeed.
“They are all very bright, they’re definitely not feral and have obviously come from a home where they have been handled.
“Some are a bit more cuddly than others, but they’re all lovely and doing well.”
Flintshire County Council praised the refuse collectors for noticing the kittens and making the rescue.
Operations manager Kevin Edwards is quoted in the Daily Post saying: “We are pleased that as a result of the crew’s vigilance they managed to save the lives of these kittens. Their prompt action ensured the outcome was a happy one and we hope that the kittens find new homes soon. The crew involved will be congratulated on their actions.”
The kittens can be seen on video with veterinary staff in the Daily Post article (link above). The kittens were transferred to the rescue after publication.
Posted by The Grange Veterinary Hospital on Friday, August 7, 2015