Two kittens escaped a
gruesome death at a recycling plant in Warwickshire after being
thrown into a rubbish skip.
kittens were just seconds away from being crushed by an
excavator used to pack down rubbish in the skips at Clews
recycling in Banbury Road, Shipston, when they were spotted on
They were pulled to
safety and taken to the RSPCA animal home in Coventry.
Another kitten, which is
believed to have escaped from the skip, was found by workers on
Tuesday and has also been taken to the home.
Colin Clews, who runs
the business, said the kittens had been lucky to escape alive.
“I was using the
excavator to pull back the rubbish before packing it down to
fit in as much rubbish as possible when another worker spotted
the kittens and started waving frantically at me to stop.
believe it when we saw the two kittens.”
RSPCA Animal Collection
Officer Steven Lloyd was called to collect the two female
kittens. He said the tortoise shell and tabby kittens were doing
well despite their ordeal.
“It appears the
kittens were deliberately thrown into the skip by someone
using the recycling centre on Sunday morning.
“It is nothing short
of wanton cruelty to dump these kittens knowing that they
stand little chance of survival.
“The RSPCA would
like to hear from anyone who may have seen these kittens being
abandoned or who has any information at all to contact us.”
It is an offence to
abandon any animal in a situation likely to cause it unnecessary
suffering. Offenders face a maximum sentence of up to six months
in prison, plus a possible £5,000 fine.
with information can contact the RSPCA’s national number on