Kitten found abandoned in laundry basket in middle of road finds new home thanks to Blue Cross

A kitten dumped in the middle of the road in an old laundry basket has found a loving new home thanks to pet charity Blue Cross.

The three month old kitten was brought into the charity’s care after a passer-by found him.

His finder had checked with homes in the neighbourhood to see if anyone knew who he belonged to and when he went unclaimed she contacted the Blue Cross team in Hertfordshire.

Sarah Miller, Animal Welfare Assistant at Blue Cross Hertfordshire, said: “Within the space of 30 minutes, a colleague and I got into the car and went and collected the kitten from the lady’s home.

“When we got back to the office, we scanned the kitten to see if he had a microchip; and also looked on local social media pages to see if there was any mention of lost kittens. But there were no recent posts and sadly he did not have a microchip”. 

The team decided to call him Eddie and Centre Manager Kellie Brooks offered to take the sweet boy home to give him the love and comfort he needed. Luckily, a vet check confirmed that Eddie was fit and healthy.

Sarah continued: “Eddie was in good condition, very friendly with people and loved to play so we don’t think he’d been homeless for long. Once he was in foster with Kellie, his personality started to shine through - he was very adventurous and into everything.

“He needed to find a home where he could be given lots of time and stimulation.”

After a couple of weeks, Eddie went on to find just that.

Sarah added: “We couldn’t be happier to see Eddie in his new home. It’s really wonderful to see him settling in so well.”

The rehoming centre at Blue Cross Hertfordshire is currently being rebuilt, but the dedicated team have continued to help pets through the charity’s Home Direct scheme and its network of fostering volunteers.

The redeveloped cattery at the site will have almost twice as many pens, each with outdoor access, to help the team to help even more pets like Eddie when they have nowhere else to turn.

To find out more about the work at the centre or to make a donation visit www.bluecross.org.uk/hertfordshire-rehoming-centre-appeal


Notes to Editors

  • Blue Cross is a national charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets for over 120 years. We help thousands of pets in need every month by providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving homes. We also offer education for current and future pet owners plus pet bereavement support for those who have lost their pet companion. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us, with your support we can give back to more pets in need. Pets change lives. We change theirs.
  • For more information visit bluecross.org.uk



Eddie at Blue Cross Hertfordshire

Eddie at Blue Cross Hertfordshire

— Page last updated 23/02/2021