A LOCAL volunteer has slammed the heartless culprits who threw two gorgeous kittens out of a van and onto the busy Campsie road in the early hours of the morning recently.
The shocking incident which took place last week saw the two kittens – believed to be just 12-weeks-old – dodge traffic before running off in different directions.
The fortunate animals were later picked up, 24 hours apart, by two kind and empathetic people.
One of the kittens was taken to Spires Vet Clinic at James Street, while the other was handed over to animal welfare charity, Grovehill Animal Trust.
Richard Robinson, who is the co-ordinator of Grovehill Animal Trust, said that there was ‘no excuse’ for treating an animal in this cruel way.
“This was an illegal act,” Richard said. “They showed no consideration for the animals or the public. Campsie is a very busy road, and the sudden appearance of the kittens could have caused an accident. The police should be investigating this, and the people responsible should be brought before the court.”
He added, “The poor kittens were absolutely petrified, and it took them a while to settle down.”
Meanwhile Janice Porter, chairperson of Grovehill Animal Trust, has spoken out about the importance of getting pet cats neutered or spayed.
She says that the shelter are struggling to cope with daily requests from the public regarding pregnant cats and kittens.
So much so, that the charity’s cattery is currently full to capacity, and they have now taken a break from any more construction work at their new shelter to focus on rehoming Grovehill’s current residents.
“Kitten season is now well-underway, and we can’t emphasise enough how vital it is that people get their female cats spayed and also get their male cats neutered,” she said. “This is the only way we will see a reduction in unwanted litters of kittens. The health benefits of having cats neutered is also a reason for doing so.”
• If you would like to adopt a homeless cat or dog, contact Grovehill Animal Trust on 028 8076 0482.