RSPCA hit out after animal dumped on their doorstep
10:42am Friday 31st August 2012 in News
HORRIFIED animal rescue staff have spoken out after a tiny six-week-old kitten was abandoned on their doorstep.
The creature was dumped near the back door of the RSPCA South Cotswolds Shop in Lansdown, Stroud, last Friday evening.
The shop and office had closed for the weekend but shop manager Andy Taylor was working late and spotted the tiny bundle of fur as he left.
The animal was filthy and freezing but quickly recovered from her ordeal.
Staff have named her Button because she is a surprisingly bright character, despite her ordeal.
Andy said: “We are horrified to think what could have happened to Button if she had have been left outside all bank holiday weekend. I am just disgusted that people do this.”
A spokesman for the charity reminded people not to leave animals at their shelters, shops or offices but to call and arrange to have unwanted animals re-homed.
To contact the RSPCA Stroud branch to rehome an animal contact 07772 737 503.
To report animal cruelty call the RSPCA cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999 For more information go to www.rspca-southcotswolds.org.uk