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Abandoned kittens tug at the heart strings

PUBLISHED: 16:26 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:26 15 September 2015

Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford.

Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford.

Six adorable cats and kittens that were dumped in a box in Orford have been found new homes after being given the all-clear by vets.

Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford.Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford.

Coral, Turtle, Bubble, Jelly, Fin and Shrimp, who we featured earlier in the week, are now fighting fit thanks to the staff at Blue Cross, in Walton, Felixstowe.

Andrew Gillon, centre manager, said: “All of them have now either gone to lovely new homes or are reserved, which is great news.”

The cats - one adult, two older kittens and three young kittens - were taken into the centre on August 22 after being found in a sealed box in Orford by a dog walker.

“The box was gaffer-taped up and there were very few breathing holes,” explained Mr Gillon.

Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford.Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford.

“They all had fleas, they were suffering from diarrhea, leaky eye and they had worms.

“They were not upto full fighting weight and one had a broken tail, they were in a bad way and it was lucky that they came into us when they did because the weather turned the next day and it was very wet and cold.”

Three of the cats have moved on from the centre, but the others were happily playing together when we visited - the picture of health.

“They are lovely looking animals, that is why they have been found homes so quickly,” added Mr Gillon.

Andrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in OrfordAndrew Gillon manager at The Blue Cross, Walton with Jelly and Shrimp two of the kittens that were abandoned in Orford

“We have about 30 cats in at the moment, and some of them are harder to place than others so if anyone is still looking for a new pet, we can help.”

Anyone able to offer a cat or kitten a home should call 0300 777 1480.


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