Saturday 21 April 2018

Kittens hitch lift for 87 miles to Bridgend in tow-car adventure

Two eight-week-old kittens who hitched a lift for nearly 100 miles by mistake
Two eight-week-old kittens who hitched a lift for nearly 100 miles by mistake

Two kittens have been on quite an unusual adventure after they hitched a lift for nearly 100 miles by mistake.

The two eight-week-old kittens were found in a car that had been towed from Swindon in Wiltshire to Bridgend in South Wales - a distance of 87 miles.

All the windows had been broken in the car, which had been towed back to a Bridgend garage.

RSPCA inspector Julie Fadden, who was called to the garage, said: "Somehow kittens got in to the car and stayed in it when it came back to Wales.

"Both were terrified and I had to use a trap to catch them. But they are fine - they are well fed and are not feral, so they must be owned by someone.

"The garage has nicknamed them Tom and Jerry because they had such an adventure.

"They are not microchipped though so we can't identify them so we are appealing for information to try and track down who they belong to."

Ms Fadden added: "This is a reminder to owners about how important it is to get your pets microchipped as soon as possible.

"There could very well be an owner out there who is worried sick and desperately looking for these two little animals but we have no way of knowing who they might be."

Rob Robertson, from Robertson Transport Services, said staff were quite surprised to find the kittens in the car.

"It was a bit of a shock," he said. "We gave them some water and food and they were fine."

The two kittens are now in RSPCA care and will be made available for rehoming if an owner is not found.

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