27 Terrified & Poorly Cats rescued from filthy and unliveable conditions

An RSPCA inspector recently rescued 27 cats from a property that can only be described as filthy and utterly unfit for any living being.

*Story contains distressing Images

The inspectors from the animal rescue charity were called to the address after concerns for the welfare of the animals arose following the death of the person who had been living at the property.

What they found was heartbreaking. 
27 cats were living in an extremely sad situation —unwell, filthy, and frightened. 

Among them were several frail kittens battling with severe anaemia, respiratory infections, sore eyes, and other flu-like symptoms.

These poor babies have been brought to us at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home in a bid to provide them with a brighter future and quite literally save their lives.

The six kittens, aged approximately six weeks old, have been named Bellingham, Rice, Harry, Pickford, Gareth, and Foden in recognition of their fighting spirit, just like the England team in the current UEFA Euros 2024 currently taking place in Germany.

The staff here at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home are determined to do whatever it takes to give these kittens a fighting chance, but they’re extremely poorly, anaemic, and very weak. 

The remaining 21 cats, who also came from this unsuitable dirty environment, have been taken by the RSPCA to various other rescue and rehoming centres.


These cats were found living in the most appalling squalor, and are understandably scared and timid.


The kittens were covered in fleas and filth and matted with their own excrement, demonstrating the unimaginable conditions they had been living in and highlighting their extremely poor health.


The images from the inspectors’ visit are deeply distressing, showing the horrific state these poor animals were kept in.

All six kittens began receiving intensive veterinary care, antibiotics, and all the love the team can muster. 


Sadly two of the kittens became extremely poorly and were taken to an emergency veterinary hospital where they received critical intensive veterinary care, IV fluids, and antibiotics.

Despite our tireless efforts, the two poorly kittens sadly passed away.


The remaining kittens are on a fight for survival, and the path ahead is fraught with challenges. 


Our hearts break for them, and we are and will continue to do everything within our power to help them pull through.

We urgently need your help. The cost of medical treatment, special food, and around-the-clock care is overwhelming.

Please, if you can, make a donation to support the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home.

Your generosity can make a real difference in the lives of these innocent kittens.

Every donation, no matter how small, brings us one step closer to giving the remaining babies the second chance they deserve.


Please donate today and help us fight for their survival. 


Thank you for your kindness and support in this time of desperate need.

Thank you!

Vet bills like all our other costs are rising and these kittens are just one of the many animals who need our help every day.


Anything raised above the kitten’s needs will be used to help animals just like them, here at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home.

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