They were cold and frightened when a passerby found them huddling in a chip box on a busy London Street. Now the trio of one-month-old kittens, Pringle, Dorito and McCoy, are safe and warm at the Blue Cross animal hospital.
According to a post by Blue Cross staff, the three were rescued by a passerby who was shocked to find three tiny kittens in a box left on Shepherds Bush Road in London.
The kittens were taken to the nearby Blue Cross animal hospital in Hammersmith, where they were described as “dangerously weak and suffering from anaemia as a result of being infested with fleas.” You can see a video of them on the Blue Cross Website.
“McCoy, Dorito and Pringle were really underweight, scared and cold when they were brought in to us,” said Tracey Parnell, a veterinary nurse at the hospital. “We treated them for fleas, warmed them up and fed them kitten milk using a syringe, which perked them up a bit.”
“Kittens this young are so helpless, so it’s really lucky they found their way to us in time. We would ask anyone struggling to care for a pet to contact a charity like Blue Cross and never just leave them to fend for themselves.”
The kittens will be looked after until they are well enough to go to a Blue Cross rehoming center. “We have already taken in over 1,000 unwanted and abandoned kittens so far this year at our rehoming centers and are urging owners to ensure their pets are neutered to prevent unwanted litters.”