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12 September 2013, 06:00
A young mother cat has suffocated to death after she and her five kittens were left in boxes outside a vet's in March in Cambridgeshire.
A young mother cat has suffocated to death after she and her five kittens were left in boxes outside a vet's in March in Cambridgeshire early on Monday morning the (9th of September).
The cats were found around 7am by vet nurses starting work at the Amical Vet Surgery in the High Street. The five kittens, believed to be around six weeks old, were found unharmed in a cardboard box but their mother, who had been sealed inside a child's plastic toy box with no air holes, was found dead.
RSPCA inspector Jon Knight is appealing for witnesses who may have seen a car drive round to the back entrance of the vets.
Mr Knight told Heart: "We know the mother cat was alive when she was placed in the box and that they were not there at 5am when a dog walker passed by.
Unfortunately, a CCTV camera that could have picked out who dropped these boxes off was broken at the time so we are appealing to anyone around at that time in the morning to come forward with anything they remember about yesterday morning in the High Street near the vets."
Anyone with any information can contact the RSPCA's inspectorate information line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for inspector Jon Knight.