Blue Cross takes in kitten found dumped in a bag13 Jul 2012
A five-month-old kitten has been saved by two kind-hearted tourists after being shut up in a bag and dumped in a London street.
The Spanish tourists were on a visit to the capital’s exclusive Holland Park area, when they heard a strange noise coming from a discarded bag.
When they cautiously opened up the bag, the pair were shocked to find a frightened little tabby and white cat cooped up inside.
They brought the kitten, now nicknamed Bagpuss, straight to the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria, where he was given a thorough check by vets.
Luckily, he seemed to be physically fine and is now receiving some TLC while he recovers from his ordeal.
Amanda Marrington, Blue Cross welfare officer, says: “It’s just unbelievable to think someone could have zipped this lovely little cat inside a bag and dumped him - he must have been terrified to be trapped like that.
“It’s so lucky that he was discovered before he had been there for too long, otherwise the outcome could have been so much worse.”
Amanda adds: “Although he was hungry and frightened initially, he seems to be doing fine now. He’s a really sweet boy, so hopefully he’ll quickly find a new owner to give him the second chance he deserves - with at least eight of his lives intact.”
Bagpuss will soon be transferred to one of our 12 rehoming centres, where he will hopefully find a loving new family.
However, sadly he is just one of an ever increasing number of unwanted pets. Blue Cross has already taken in more than 2,200 cats and kittens so far this year, nearly 600 of which were abandoned or stray.
If you’d like to help us to care for more pets like Bagpuss, please make a donation.