This tiny newborn kitten which was tied up in a plastic bag and cruelly dumped is now recovering well – and just can’t get enough milk.
Misty was mere hours old when she was found dumped in a public bin and the RSPCA were called to rescue her in Salford.
With her umbilical cord still attached, the little furry cutie needed to be hand-reared by fosterer Joanne Yoli.
RSPCA Inspector Lorna Campbell explained to the Manchester Evening News: “The kitten couldn’t have been more than a few hours old.
“She was pretty lifeless and still had her umbilical cord attached – it hadn’t even dried up yet.
“It’s very hard to believe that someone would do this maliciously to a small, defenceless kitten.”
Lorna went on to say that she is also very worried for the mum, who could develop mastitis if she doesn’t have a kitten to take her milk.
“I have made enquiries in the local area but I am eager for anyone who may have information to contact us in confidence on the inspectorate appeal line, 0300 1238018,” she stated.
Joanne, who is currently fostering Misty alongside five other kittens, said: “Misty was very cold and dehydrated when she arrived with me.
“We warmed her up and I gave her some fluids under her skin to keep her hydrated, and then when she was warm I started to bottle feed her and she latched on pretty much straight away.”
The other kittens Joanne is looking after include seven-day-old Milly, who was brought over to the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, and Pixie, who was discovered lying on a pavement when she was just two days old.
Joanne went on to say: “At this time of year we see most kittens being born which means lots of them end up in RSPCA rescue centres leaving them bursting at the seams.
“A solution to the problem of unplanned, and sadly unwanted litters is to get your cat neutered from four months old.”
To learn more about adopting a cat, visit rspca.org.uk/findapet
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