June 27, 2019 4.12 pm This story is over

Kittens dumped in Lincoln pub toilet — again

Four kittens were abandoned in the same pub last year

A litter of four kittens were found dumped in the toilets of a Lincoln pub for a second time.

They were discovered in a black bag in the men’s toilets of The Ritz Wetherspoon’s pub on the High Street at around 7pm on Tuesday, June 25.

It’s not the first time it has happened, with four newborn kittens abandoned last year, and the RSPCA believe the cases are linked.

Luckily someone from the animal welfare charity was in the pub when the kittens were found, and called an officer to help the kittens.

Four scared and vulnerable kittens abandoned in a plastic bag. Photo: Mick Lake

Paula Jones, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “I picked the kittens up and took them to one of the branch’s wonderful fosterers.

“She actually cared for the previous litter who were dumped at the pub last year too. We never found out who was responsible but all of them went on to be happily re-homed.

“The three females and one male are only about three weeks old so they are way too young to be away from their mum and need to be bottle-fed at the moment.

“It’s very early days for them but we’re hoping they’ll be okay.”

They were found dumped in a bag.

The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone with information about who dropped off the kittens to call 0300 123 8018.

Laura Jones, RSPCA inspector, added: “We are concerned about the welfare of these kittens’ mum.

“We really want to find and check on her, especially as it seems likely this is the second time this person has done this.”

They are being looked after by the RSPCA.

A spokesperson for the pub said that they were now reviewing CCTV to try and determine who was responsible.

“The kittens were found and looked after by staff at the pub, until the RSPCA inspector came to collect them,” they said.

“Currently, there is no indication as to who left the kittens, however, should the RSPCA decide to take further action the pub CCTV maybe able to help with this.

“The pub will check the CCTV, to isolate any footage which may help in this case, pending any approaches by the police or RSPCA.”

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