March 6, 2018 11.15 am This story is over 68 months old

Newborn kittens dumped in Lincoln pub toilet

There’s no doubt their rescuers saved their lives.

Four newborn kittens were found dumped in a bag on the floor of the men’s toilets of a Lincoln Wetherspoon.

They were left at The Ritz Wetherspoon pub on Lincoln High Street without any food, water or bedding.

The abandoned kittens – two male and two female – were found in a bag-for-life inside the toilets by a member of staff on Wednesday, February 28 at 8pm and they were brought, through snowy weather conditions, to an RSPCA fosterer by taxi.

The cats have now been named Bailey, Jameson, Tia Maria and Skyy after popular alcohol brands.

Local RSPCA staff are appealing for information regarding the incident.

Inspector Rebecca Lowe said:

“It’s very early days for these kittens as they are far too young to be away from their mum.

“They are now being looked after by an RSPCA fosterer who is hand rearing them and feeding them round the clock.

“The staff at the pub are reviewing CCTV to check whether it’s possible to see anyone go into the men’s toilets with a bag and leave without it but at this stage this is not clear.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have information about how these kittens came to be abandoned to contact us, in strictest confidence, on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

“We would also like to thank the staff at Wetherspoons for all their help. We were unable to reach the pub due to snowy weather conditions with several major roads closed.

“The staff at the pub were struggling to get home but one kind member of staff managed to get a taxi and take the kittens to our RSPCA fosterer where they are now being cared for and doing much better.”

Wetherspoons spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We applaud the efforts of our staff at The Ritz pub in Lincoln.

“Their actions saved the kittens and we are delighted that the kittens are all okay.”