Published: 10:43, 15 November 2019
| Updated: 12:09, 15 November 2019
These two tiny kittens have been found dumped in a box.
Youngsters said they saw a middle-aged man abandon the cats last nightin New Road, Sheerness.
The teenage girls took them home and then called animal campaigner Angela Walder from Minster who contacted the RSPCA.
They are now being looked after by RSPCA worker Nicky Honey who runs the animal charity's mobile neutering unit.
She said: "The two young girls saw a man carrying a cardboard box to the edge of the park and then leave it there.
"Kids being kids, they were curious and went to investigate and found the kittens inside. It was lucky for the cats that the girls were there otherwise they may not have survived. It was very cold and wet and the box was soggy.
"The girls took them home and wanted to keep them but their father phoned us. The cats were traumatised and very hungry but they have now settled down. They will be taken to an animal centre in Thanet on Monday and then put up for re-homing."
But she warned: "I am very worried about their mother. She needs to be neutered to ensure she doesn't have any more babies. "There are plenty of charities around like Cats' Protection which can help."
Both cats are male and 12 to 14-weeks old.
She said Sheppey was a hot-bed for cat dumping. She said: "Sheerness is very bad. Tenants move into houses then move on but leave their cats behind. People can be so thoughtless."
Angela Walder said: "You can't print what I think about this cruel act dumping two kittens on a freezing cold night without any food or water.
"If you want to get rid of cats at least give them a fighting chance and take them to somewhere which will look after them.
"I fear this is Christmas dumping coming early."
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