- Published on Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:14
Annie was spotted by concerned locals in January this year, apparently living in a derelict building. Then a kitten was seen in a garden nearby. We responded to the call by setting a trap in the garden area and caught 3 kittens in 4 days, all about 3-4 months old; two black and one tabby and white. The kittens weren’t feral, just very frightened by their experience of life in the great outdoors and all were immediately taken into care to recover from their trauma.
Some days later we trapped Timmy, an older un-neutered tabby male. He is extremely shy with people, wasn’t micro-chipped and remained un-claimed after two weeks of advertising.
Finally we caught the elusive Annie, a petite black and white female, also without a micro-chip. She was timid when first taken into care but responds to people and has clearly been a pet at some stage in her young life. We suspect she and her kittens might have been unwanted and abandoned in the countryside to fend for themselves.
Both Annie and Timmy are young, probably only 18months old, and have become fast friends, enjoying a game of tag or a wrestling match with each other when they think no one is watching. They’ve been neutered and will be re-homed together if possible.
The kittens are all still in care whilst they adjust to life among people again but we'll be looking for loving homes for them as soon as they're ready.