Five kittens have been rescued by the RSPCA after they were dumped under a pile of rubbish in a skip in Luton.
The kittens, aged around four weeks old, were found by a member of staff working for the skip company in a box at Three Shires Waste Recycling Ltd in the town’s Toddington Road.
RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher said: “These kittens are very lucky to be alive, as the skips are usually tipped straight into a landfill.
“It would have been easy to miss the fact they were there as the box had been covered by rubbish. This particular skip had a lid on it, and it was emptied by hand – which thankfully led to them being found.
“It is so sad someone deliberately put these poor kittens in a skip to be thrown away like rubbish. The person who put them in this skip did so without any consideration for their welfare.
“We’re very grateful to the person who found the kittens and contacted us. Hopefully they will recover from this ordeal, and go on to find loving homes.”
Anybody with information about who dumped the kittens, should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.