Cats dumped in cardboard box with message “Need a Home – Merry Xmas. Please Help Them”

This is a novel way to abandon a family of domestic cats. Two cats and three kittens were dumped in a cardboard box and left outside Luton and Dunstable University Hospital at about 8am on November 25 (last Monday). A hospital worker spotted them and immediately contacted the RSPCA who sent around an inspector to rescue them. Melanie Fisher said that the cats are all in good condition and had been well looked after before being abandoned.

Need a home - Merry Xmas. Please help them. Family of cats abandoned outside a hospital in UK.
Need a home – Merry Xmas. Please help them. Family of cats abandoned outside a hospital in UK. Photo: ITV Anglia
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The cats are fully socialised, domesticated and friendly. Melanie said that abandoning them was not the answer to deal with cats that you no longer wish to care for. Luckily they were found by a member of the public. They are being cared for by the Beds South branch of the RSPCA.

The RSPCA are looking for information which might help them to reunite these cats with their owner. They would also like information about any unusual occurrences between 7am and 8am on Monday outside the hospital. Anybody with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

Need a home - Merry Xmas. Please help them. Family of cats abandoned outside a hospital in UK.
Need a home – Merry Xmas. Please help them. Family of cats abandoned outside a hospital in UK. Photo: ITV Anglia
Need a home - Merry Xmas. Please help them. Family of cats abandoned outside a hospital in UK.
Need a home – Merry Xmas. Please help them. Family of cats abandoned outside a hospital in UK. Photo: ITV Anglia

The family of cats includes an eight-year-old tabby and white cat whose name is Elle and who is believed to be the mother, a one-year-old tabby female whose name is Dee, was is believed to be a daughter and two black-and-white and one tabby kitten whose names are Amber, Penny and Lance.

Comment: Dumping cats in cardboard boxes is not unusual but the words on the box are. A person abandoning cats like this, which is essentially a crime under animal cruelty laws should not be so flippant about their act of animal abuse.

Source: ITV Anglia.

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  1. Yes, abandonment is against the law here too, and I helped spread that word to a target area where I’ve been concentrating my effort to rescue them. We held two information sharing days at the local breakwater. We set up a booth and talked to everyone who walked by. This was a photo taken by local councilman Steven Gama, who was very supportive of the effort.

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