A litter of abandoned kittens who were all born inside a tumble dryer at a dry-cleaners in east London have been rescued.
All four of the kittens survived after their mother was abandoned while still pregnant by a couple who lived next door to the shop in Forest Gate.
They were rescued after the owner of dry-cleaner heard ‘crying’ coming from inside the tumble dryer and discovered the ginger kittens.
The Celia Hammond Animal Trust was phoned in to assist with the rescue and found the kitten’s mother outside the shop ‘distressed’.
It is believed that the cat went into the shop looking for a safe and dry place.
“We got a call from the owner who could hear meowing somewhere in the shop,” went on to explain the head of the charity Celia Hammond.
“His neighbors had moved away and left their cat behind.
“The owner was very helpful and took apart the machine for us.
“We saw a cat who was clearly their mother outside the shop in distress.”
She concluded: “We weren’t sure they were going to survive but they are doing fine now at a foster home.”