A pair of kittens could have died when they were dumped next to bins in Lincoln.
They were found on the Riseholme College campus by a young girl, who saved the kittens by taking them to a local vets.
When they arrived, the six-week old kittens were said to be very traumatised by the experience.
Gwen Oxley, welfare officer at Lincoln Cat Care Charity, told The Lincolnite: “I think that the kittens would have died if they had been left overnight.
“I don’t know why someone would do this. People who decide that they can’t look after a cat will normally just call a charity. Some must find it easier to dump them.
“We get cases like this every year where people find kittens dumped in ditches and all sorts of places. This isn’t uncommon.”
The kittens were playfully named as the charity’s “little bin babies” and have been fed and nursed back to health.
It’s hoped that the kittens will be able to find their forever home soon. If you’d like to adopt them, get in touch with Lincoln Cat Care Charity.