Abandoned kittens dumped in Wanstead find fur-ever home

PUBLISHED: 16:15 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:44 18 August 2017

Sammi and Rosie

Sammi and Rosie


A litter of four newborn kittens who were rescued after they were found wandering the streets of Wanstead have transformed into much-loved moggies.


The kittens, named Orlando, Peanut, Rosie and Sammi by animal welfare officers from the RSCPA, were discovered in Wanstead in May last year, alone without their mum.

Animal collection officer David Eckworth took the clowder of cats to the RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital in north London.

It was discovered that they were suffering from cat flu, fleas and conjunctivitis.

Emma Yelland, networking administrator at RSPCA Harmsworth said: “These defenseless little kittens were found all alone. Their mum was nowhere to be seen.

Rosie, when she had first been rescuedRosie, when she had first been rescued

“Sadly their road to recovery wasn’t a smooth one as we discovered they had ringworm and cat flu.

“Both conditions take a while to recover from with treatment so the best option for them was to find a fosterer.

“That is why we were so grateful to their fosterers.”

The fatigued felines are now the cat’s whiskers after finding a family home in Hertfordshire.

Orlando, Peanut, Rosie and Sammi were all fostered by John and Sue Nixon in Hertfordshire.

Peanut and Orlando eventually found forever homes but the couple could not say goodbye to Rosie and Sammi.

John said: “Especially Sammi. I couldn’t part with him.

“He follows me around from room to room like a dog and he sleeps on my shoulder every night.

“He loves being picked up to reach high places and I think they both have a bit of siamese in them because they can be quite vocal, especially at 3am!”

The two ginger kittens are now one year and four months old and have been through an amazing transformation since finding their new homes last year.

Emma Yelland at RSPCA Harmsworth added: “We appreciate every single one of you who helps to make transformations like these possible from the member of the public who called us, to the animal collection officer who rescued them, the fosterers, staff, volunteers and the lovely people who rehome rescue moggies in need of forever homes.”

To rehome a rescue cat, click here.

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