The five two-week-old kittens were discovered lying semi-comatose in a hole that was rapidly filling with rainwater in Lingerbay, Isle of Harris.
|The kittens were rescued just in time|
|Droplet the kitten needed round-the-clock care|
“One of our volunteers rushed round and when she arrived she could hear meowing from some undergrowth. Upon pulling it back, she found five muddy and sodden kittens piled on top of each other in a small hole.
|Rain the kitten was left soggy and cold|
The kittens were rushed to the branch where volunteers bottle-fed the kittens and kept them warm using blankets and heat pads.
|Drizzle the kitten enjoying a bottle feed|
The branch said that their mum is probably a feral cat who may have run off during the storm.
|Branch Coordinator, Karen Cowan with two of the kittens|
“There is a large population of feral cats living on the Isle of Lewis and Harris - we have already neutered 36 feral cats in the area in an effort to address this but clearly there are many more unneutered cats out there including the mum of these kittens,” said Karen.
“I’d urge cat owners on the island and in general to neuter their cats because it will reduce the number of unwanted kittens like these five who were born in such horrible and perilous conditions.”
The kittens will be found new homes when they reach nine weeks old.
If you would like to give a cat or kitten a home, please visit www.cats.org.uk/adopt-a-cat