Kittens locked in a holdall and dumped by the side of the road

The cats were found near woodland off Sunningdale.

The cats were found near woodland off Sunningdale.

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STAFF at a Grantham vets are appealing for people to stop dumping animals after several cats and kittens were found locked in bags.

There was a cat and three kittens, which were only days old, in one holdall and another cat with five kittens in the other bag.

They were found by someone walking their dog near woodland off Sunningdale, Grantham.

Sam Gharbi, reception supervisor at Avenue Veterinary Centre, in Avenue Road, Grantham, said: “They were zipped into the holdall. The man who brought them in thought someone could’ve just opened the car door and dumped them out because they were just on the edge of the woods. We are lucky the dog walker went by at the right time and acted the way they did.”

The weather was so bad that they think the youngest kittens would not have survived for very long. She said: “We’ve seen an increase in animals being dumped. We had one at the weekend that was dumped in a locked cat carrier up on the Hills and Hollows.”

Vet Loren Shearing (left of the picture) added: “I understand if people are desperate, but at least give these animals a chance to survive.”

The RSPCA collected the adult cats and the youngest kittens but four of the other five kittens, which are about five or six-weeks-old, are still waiting to be adopted.

One of them is male and the other three are female. If you can give them a good home, contact the vets on: 01476 563371.