"Utter heartbreak" as kittens abandoned outside Sheffield RSPCA with no food or water need foster homes

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“To have this little family including young babies on their own for 11 hours is not right”

A litter of kittens and a cat were trapped in a carrier all night outside, after being abandoned on the steps of an RSPCA shelter in Sheffield.

After finding them in the morning, staff went through CCTV footage and found the cats had been abandoned at 9.40pm on Sunday (May 19).

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RSPCA Sheffield said on social media: “Our utter heartbreak continues. To have this little family including young babies on their own for 11 hours is not right.

Kittens left on the steps outside RSPCA Sheffield.Kittens left on the steps outside RSPCA Sheffield.
Kittens left on the steps outside RSPCA Sheffield.

“We know people are facing unimaginable struggles, but from the CCTV no effort was made to alert us to this family.

“If it was you who abandoned this family on our steps please reach out to us anonymously or in a safe and kind space. We won't judge the circumstances, we just want more information on this family to enable us to set them up for the best life they can possibly have from here on in.“

They discouraged anyone from leaving negative comments, and noted how lucky it is that all the cats were “still here”.

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The mum of the kittens had tried to escape the carrier multiple times.The mum of the kittens had tried to escape the carrier multiple times.
The mum of the kittens had tried to escape the carrier multiple times.

Needing food and to go to the loo, the mum of the litter had tried to escape multiple times, and is not microchipped.

RSPCA Sheffield is also appealing for maternity foster homes, as they have no maternity unit and no more fosterers available.

They added: “We are desperately trying to find a safe place for this family.

The kittens are very young, RSPCA Sheffield says.The kittens are very young, RSPCA Sheffield says.
The kittens are very young, RSPCA Sheffield says.

“Please be kind - but also be kind to your rescue centres big or small - we are all feeling the same feelings and struggles at the moment.”

If you have any information or think you can help, go to RSPCA Sheffield’s website or email them at [email protected].

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