Nine kittens with eight lives left will be seeking homes

Grace Blizard from Oxfordshire Animal Santuary with two of the kittens found abandoned and in a bad condition near the Kassam Stadium. Picture: OX68186 Ed Nix

Grace Blizard from Oxfordshire Animal Santuary with two of the kittens found abandoned and in a bad condition near the Kassam Stadium. Picture: OX68186 Ed Nix Buy this photo

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ABANDONED in a box near the Kassam Stadium, these young kittens were lucky to be found by a passer-by.

Nine of the tiny creatures were languishing on the side of the road, in desperate need of care.

No more than a month old, they were in an highly vulnerable state when they were taken to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary, in Stadhampton, on Tuesday.

Soaking wet, covered in fleas and barely moving – they were cleaned and kept warm. Five were taken to a vet and two are still in critical condition.

Grace Blizard, 19, who works at the sanctuary, said: “It’s horrible that someone can do this to such little creatures.”

Staff at the sanctuary will look after the kittens until they are able to be adopted, which will not be until they are at least eight weeks old.

The kittens need feeding a milk mixture every four hours, and all need toilet training.

Once they reach the appropriate age they will be put up for adoption, but will stay at the sanctuary until they are re-homed.

The sanctuary is confident they will find new families quickly, as more than 20 kittens have been adopted in the past month.

Call the centre on 01865 890239 to find out more about adopting a pet.

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10:40am Fri 27 Jun 14

ashleyc says...

Another irresponsible cat owner with an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. To casually let animals suffer like that just isn't right.
Another irresponsible cat owner with an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. To casually let animals suffer like that just isn't right. ashleyc
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10:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

They're über cute, I'd give one a home, but I doubt my cat would allow another one in the house...
They're über cute, I'd give one a home, but I doubt my cat would allow another one in the house... Dilligaf2010
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