North Devon Animal Ambulance has issued a message to save ‘poor defenceless’ kittens as it reports two incidents of people ‘flinging’ unwanted kittens from cars in a matter of months.
A trio of ‘adorable’ kittens has been rescued after being thrown from a moving car into a hedgerow, North Devon Animal Ambulance (NDAA) has reported.
Only two of the three kittens were initially recovered after a Tesco delivery driver saw the act happen at dusk on Friday, between Wheddon Cross and Barnstaple.
But a supporter of the charity set out armed with cat food, and spent hours searching until the third kitten was also found.
The charity says this is the second incident of its kind in the last few months, and slammed it as ‘totally unnecessary’.
The charity shared a photo of the two kittens on its Facebook page and said: “These adorable kittens were thrown from a moving car at dusk on Friday night into the hedgerow of a lane.
“Nick Hurst saw this cruel act from his Tesco delivery van as he made his way back to Barnstaple from Wheddon Cross.
“Despite spending nearly half-an-hour searching, he could only find two of the three tiny kittens that were flung from the car.
“He took them home to his family in Forches estate and called Diana at NDAA; they are now in their care.
“We can only thank heaven for the kindness of people like Nick Hurst and family that we are able to help these poor little creatures.”
But the charity followed with a second post, asking anyone with unwanted kittens to take them to a vet, or organisations such as NDAA, the RSPCA or Cats Protection.
A spokesman added: “Please pass this message on to anyone you know who may be struggling to cope with an unexpected litter.
“Please help us to save these poor defenceless creatures.”
If you are struggling to cope with an unwanted litter of kittens, contact North Devon Animal Ambulance on 01271 323740.
If you witness such an incident, you can call NDAA’s emergency number on 07817 995751.