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Woman Sees Tiny Kitten Run Across Road — And Decides To Follow Him

She found an entire family who needed her help 👏😺

A woman was driving late at night when she spotted a tiny animal darting across the road — and quickly realized it was a kitten. Concerned, she pulled over and got out to see if the little kitten was OK, and that’s when she noticed the mom cat sitting nearby, next to an open box. She carefully walked over and peered inside, and found three more kittens, huddled up together, cold and scared. 

kittens found in a box
RSPCA

The woman knew the little family wouldn’t be able to survive out in the cold for much longer, so she gently loaded them all into her car and took them home with her, then contacted the RSPCA to see if it could help. 

“It was below freezing on Saturday night [in Birmingham, England] so I’m certain the poor kittens could well have perished if they’d not been found by this lovely lady,” Herchy Boal, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release. “They’re only a few weeks old and are extremely vulnerable.”

kittens found in a box
RSPCA

The little family was taken in by the RSPCA’s Newbrook Farm shelter, and after being looked over by a vet, it was determined that all five cats were in good health. They’re very lucky that the cold didn’t affect them more — and that the kind woman found them and took them in exactly when she did. 

“We’re in this midst of a spell of extremely cold and treacherous weather so for someone to decide to abandon a mother cat and her kittens in this is just despicable,” Boal said. “Thankfully, this lady was able to take them home and keep them warm until we could collect them and we’d like to thank her for her kindness.” 

mom cat and kittens found in a box
RSPCA

Staff at the shelter decided to name the mom cat Disco, and her kittens KP, NikNak, Pringle and Skip. The kittens are around 6 weeks old, and soon the entire family will be up for adoption. Everyone is excited to help find the cats their forever homes, and are thrilled that they all have an opportunity at a second chance after being so cruelly abandoned. 

kittens found in a box
RSPCA

“Sadly, this is something the RSPCA sees all too often, mums and their litters or kittens all on their own being abandoned by owners who ended up with unplanned kittens,” Boal said. “Now, I’d like to hear from anyone who might know where these cats have come from or who is responsible for so cruelly dumping them.”

Anyone with information about who may have abandoned these cats can contact the RSPCA appeal line at 0300 123 8018. 

If you’re interested in adopting Disco or one of her kittens, you can contact the RSPCA for more information.