2 Kittens have been found dumped in the centre of a Recreation Ground in Sheerness.
Two 16 week old black kittens were found abandoned in a sealed cardboard box without food or water on the playing field of New Road, Sheerness yesterday (Monday 25th September)
The box was spotted by a sharped eyes dog walker, who thought litter had been dumped in the centre of the football pitch, until it suddenly moved.
The kittens were rushed to a nearby vets where they were found to be riddled with fleas.
RSPCA inspector Ellie Burt said: “Sadly, we live in a throwaway culture and it’s heartbreaking to see people time and again treating animals like they are an old appliance to be thrown away or a piece of rubbish.
To dump two cats in this way is a callous act of cruelty especially when there are so many other options.”
She added: “The kittens were taken in by a local dog-walker. She was walking her dogs when she saw the box dumped in the middle of the football pitch.
She thought nothing of it until she saw the box bounce. When she looked inside she saw two young black cats who were very confused and riddled with fleas.
“They are nice and friendly so obviously they have been someone’s pet.
“This means it was most likely a deliberate abandonment. Maybe the mum had kittens and they couldn’t get rid of them so they decided to dump them?”
Vets fed the two boy cats and gave them flea and work treatment before the kittens were taken to the RSPCA’s Leybourne Animal Centre near Maidstone for further care.
The inspector said: “They are still a little timid but gaining in confidence each day. Once they have been neutered they will be available for re-homing.”
The RSPCA is appealing for anyone who may have seen anything, or has any information which could help the investigation, to call its appeal line on 0300 123 8018, naming Ellie Burt.