Friday, 01 May 2015 09:08

Blue Cross Kittens Looking For New Homes

A litter of stray kittens born in the midst of general election fever are hoping to win the votes and hearts of potential new owners, despite their political leader-inspired names.

The litter of five were born just two weeks ago when their pregnant mum, Winnie, was brought to the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Northiam, East Sussex, after being found as a stray. As election fever was starting to heat up, staff at the centre decided to name the kittens Cameron, Clegg, Ed, Nicola and Nigel after party leaders.

Sarah Bussell, Rehoming Supervisor, said: “There’s so much election news at the moment that party leaders’ names were the first thing that sprang to mind when the kittens were born.

“Luckily for them, they are much cuter than politicians, so we hope they’ll find homes quickly – the only difficult decision to make will be choosing just one!”

Blue Cross is inundated with unwanted kittens every spring and summer, and we are urging cat owners to get their pets neutered to prevent unwanted births and cats kittens being abandoned.

Sarah added: “Fortunately someone found Winnie and brought her to us in time, but sadly many more cats and kittens aren’t so lucky. If more owners got their cats neutered, we wouldn’t be seeing continually rising numbers of unwanted and abandoned kittens.”

The kittens and their mum are now being cared for by a Blue Cross fosterer and will be ready to find new home when they are around eight weeks old.

For details of these and other cats and kittens at the Blue Cross looking for new homes visit the Blue Cross web site.

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