RSPCA hits out after animals dumped by canal
Date published: 30 September 2013
A thoughtless pet owner has been condemned after six kittens were dumped in a child’s toy box on the canal bank.
The kittens, three black and three tabby, had been thrown over a wall on the towpath running alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Uppermill.
They were found after PCSO’s Lee Lockwood and Kath Crompton had been alerted by a dog-walker.
The officers found five kittens huddled together in the box, with a sixth in the undergrowth.
“I was upset,“ said PCSO Lockwood. “We are more used to dealing with stray sheep, cows and horses here.
“All the kittens looked well nourished but it was really pathetic they had been dumped in this way.”
RSPCA senior inspector Paul Heaton collected the kittens and took them to the society’s hospital in Salford.
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