Video: Two kittens found dumped in a cardboard box in Cassiobury Park

Two kittens found dumped in a cardboard box in Cassiobury Park

Two kittens found dumped in a cardboard box in Cassiobury Park

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Two kittens have been found dumped in a cardboard box in a Watford park.

The black cats, who are both female and thought to be about 12-weeks-old, were left abandoned with cat food in the box outside Cha Cha Cha cafe in Cassiobury Park on Tuesday.

A member of the public alerted the Park Veterinary Centre in Cassiobury Drive, who took the kittens in and treated a flea infestation.

The pair are described as "very friendly", which vets believe means the kittens came from a friendly cat rather than a feral stray.

The abandoned kittens are in good health and are set to be re-homed if no-one comes forward to claim them.

But a manager at Park Veterinary Centre said the practice is not a charity and not therefore funded to take strays.

Carol McGuigan, small animal manager, said: "A member of the public telephoned in to say two kittens had been dumped in a cardboard box outside the Cha Cha Cha cafe in Cassiobury Park.

"We informed the caller that it is normally a charity who can help with that and suggested the Cats Protection League.

"The caller rang back and said that the charity they tried had said they couldn’t help.

"We couldn’t just leave them there, and so we took them in.

"What often galls us is that all the animal charities should be doing this work, but we often have stay cats here because there is no one left to take them.

"It really gets under our skin.

"The charities are funded to do this work - we have to fund it ourselves."

Nobody from Cats Protection was available for comment

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9:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

hmmmmm says...

Heartwarming comment from park vets, really shows your caring side!
Heartwarming comment from park vets, really shows your caring side! hmmmmm
  • Score: 12

12:43am Fri 5 Sep 14

Molly Droftaw says...

Disgusting comments by Park Vets ...animal charities (most of them anyway) are doing all they can. Many rely on volunteers to pick up the slack. Large veterinary practises like Park are failing on educating pet owners to be responsible. There should be an apology made and I hope those kittens find a good home.
Disgusting comments by Park Vets ...animal charities (most of them anyway) are doing all they can. Many rely on volunteers to pick up the slack. Large veterinary practises like Park are failing on educating pet owners to be responsible. There should be an apology made and I hope those kittens find a good home. Molly Droftaw
  • Score: 5

8:59am Fri 5 Sep 14

BlairWych says...

That was 25 seconds of my life i won't get back.
Actually, 50 seconds- as the advert is longer than than the shaky 'video'!
That was 25 seconds of my life i won't get back. Actually, 50 seconds- as the advert is longer than than the shaky 'video'! BlairWych
  • Score: 5

9:38am Fri 5 Sep 14

E.Coli says...

Molly Droftaw wrote:
Disgusting comments by Park Vets ...animal charities (most of them anyway) are doing all they can. Many rely on volunteers to pick up the slack. Large veterinary practises like Park are failing on educating pet owners to be responsible. There should be an apology made and I hope those kittens find a good home.
If you are so disgusted why have you not offered the kittens a home ?.All waffle no do disgusting .
[quote][p][bold]Molly Droftaw[/bold] wrote: Disgusting comments by Park Vets ...animal charities (most of them anyway) are doing all they can. Many rely on volunteers to pick up the slack. Large veterinary practises like Park are failing on educating pet owners to be responsible. There should be an apology made and I hope those kittens find a good home.[/p][/quote]If you are so disgusted why have you not offered the kittens a home ?.All waffle no do disgusting . E.Coli
  • Score: -1

10:36am Fri 5 Sep 14

WD18Firm says...

"The caller rang back and said that the charity they tried had said they couldn’t help"

Was that charity Cat and Kitten Rescue? because that was my experience of them. A few years ago an abandoned kitten within 50 yards of that rescue centre was rejected in an offhand manner and had to be rehomed by a local veterinary practice.

Incidentally the kittens in the article are now in the care of Park Vets which was more than a so called charity was prepared to do.
"The caller rang back and said that the charity they tried had said they couldn’t help" Was that charity Cat and Kitten Rescue? because that was my experience of them. A few years ago an abandoned kitten within 50 yards of that rescue centre was rejected in an offhand manner and had to be rehomed by a local veterinary practice. Incidentally the kittens in the article are now in the care of Park Vets which was more than a so called charity was prepared to do. WD18Firm
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Fri 5 Sep 14

mmrobb says...

do you need a Temp home for them?. I am willing to take them on a temp basis to assist them.
do you need a Temp home for them?. I am willing to take them on a temp basis to assist them. mmrobb
  • Score: 2

5:33pm Fri 5 Sep 14

misty177 says...

The thousands of pounds Park vet must take in just one week and they cant even take care of a couple of kittens in. These vets started out wanting to care for animals but now its all about making money and boy do they know how to do that. You got to pay thirty odd quid just for a consultation. flaming rip off. Medivet are even worse!
The thousands of pounds Park vet must take in just one week and they cant even take care of a couple of kittens in. These vets started out wanting to care for animals but now its all about making money and boy do they know how to do that. You got to pay thirty odd quid just for a consultation. flaming rip off. Medivet are even worse! misty177
  • Score: 4
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