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Kittens abandoned in box at Hamilton Racecourse

kittens in box

 

Four adorable kittens were abandoned inside a cardboard box at Hamilton Racecourse in Scotland recently, and the Scottish SPCA are therefore appealing for any information the public may have surrounding them.

The kittens, which were handed into the charity’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming centre in Hamilton on Wednesday 12 November. are between six to eight weeks old and have been named CeCe, Jess, Zooey and Nick (after the hit TV show 'New Girl' it would seem!) 

Centre manager Peter Fleming said, “The person who brought the kittens in said they saw a man in a blue Toyota Hilux vehicle dumping them at Hamilton Racecourse, which is only minutes from our centre. The racecourse is a popular spot and whoever has left them would have probably assumed they would be found.

"However, it is still an offence to abandon an animal and we are appealing to anyone who recognises the kittens to come forward. We'll continue to look after them until we can find them all loving new homes."

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life - meaning this is a serious offence. 

Do you have any information about these beautiful little kittens? Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Cat competition!

Win a 'No More Odours' spray!

no more odours

This week we have six fantastic 'No More Odours' sprays to give away, to keep your house smelling fresh and clean, and keep pet odours at bay. 

Correct house training is the first thing we usually face with a new kitten or rescue cat. Getting it right takes patience, consistency, praise and a good odour remover for when things don't go to plan.

'No More Odours' is an innovative and powerful cleaner that neutralises and deodorises urine quickly. 

Created by Furniture Clinic; a company specialising in home care and repair products, 'No More Odours' is guaranteed to work when all others fail. The advanced cleaning formula reacts with the urine, killing the enzymes upon direct contact, destroying the odour and preventing it from reoccurring. 

What's more, regardless of how old the contaminated area is (we've all found those hidden stains, worrying if they're days, weeks or even a months old...), 'No More Odours' will remove the smell.

If used immediately after the stain is formed, it will also remove the stain as well as the smell, completely eradicating all evidence in a few easy steps.

HOW TO WIN A 'NO MORE ODOURS' SPRAY:

If you receive the Your Cat newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. Click here to register to the Your Cat newsletter if you don't already receive it. The closing date is 12pm on Thursday November 27, 2014. Good luck! This competition is for UK residents only.

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cat at home with toy

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