Kittens Dumped by Hammersmith Park Tennis Courts

RSPCA appeals for information after pair found in cat carrier

Kittens Dumped by Hammersmith Park Tennis Courts
The kittens in the cat carrier they were found in. Picture: RSPCA

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for witnesses after two cats were found dumped by the tennis courts in Hammersmith Park.

The two kittens, one ginger and white and one black and white, were found inside a cat carrier by a concerned member of the public on Wednesday (2 November) at around 8.30am.

Hammersmith Park is in White City off Batman Close.

The RSPCA has seen a reduction in the number of pets being rehomed; and an increase in animal intake via the frontline inspectorate. The animal welfare charity fears many of the animals being picked up by their officers are linked to the cost-of-living crisis - particularly abandoned animals.

The male kittens, which are around five months old, were then rescued by RSPCA animal rescue officer Holly Walker who took them to the RSPCA Central London Branch.

The kittens are doing well and have been named Phineas and Ferb. They described as sweet and friendly kittens who will be rehomed once they are ready.

The kittens are doing well and have been named Phineas and Ferb
The kittens are doing well and have been named Phineas and Ferb

Holly said, “These two young cats were abandoned in a cat carrier by some tennis courts. Thankfully, they were spotted by a dog walker who realised they had been dumped and contacted us for help.

“They are such sweet, cute kittens and it’s so sad to see they have been given up and abandoned in this way. Thankfully, they are in good condition and are now getting the care and attention they need at our local branch.

“We know that times are tough at the moment and people are struggling financially which means they may no longer be able to afford to keep their pets, however, there is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this. We would urge anyone who is struggling to please reach out for help from friends and family and charities.

“We have lots of advice on our Cost of Living Hub, as well as links to local food banks which provide pet food and how to get discounted veterinary treatment for those who are struggling.”

The RSPCA is appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact it on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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November 7, 2022

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