- Alarming rise in abandoned kittens
- June 6, 2011 | 0 Responses
There has been a rise in calls about abandoned kittens in Hull over the past few weeks, it has been reported.
According to Hull animal charity Stepping Stones, a “worrying” number of kittens and pregnant cats are being abandoned in the city by owners who no longer want to care for them.
However, founder of the charity Natalie Boothby said that this is a “lazy” way out.
She reminded cat owners that they can get their pets neutered for free. As well as this, having cat insurance can help reduce the chance of large vet bills should a cat need treatment.
“People buy a cat for £10 but don’t appreciate that vet bills, food and looking after them properly costs a lot more,” Miss Boothby noted.
However, she said in most cases of kitten abandonment, it’s laziness on the owner’s part rather than cost.
Meanwhile, a kitten dubbed Tiny Tim is being nursed back to health by volunteers at Haworth Rescue Centre after being dumped in a bin in Keighley, reported the Telegraph and Argus.