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Digby Survives 80 Mile journey

RSPCA staff have been left baffled by the discovery of a tiny kitten in the bucket of a digger which had travelled more than 80 miles across the country.

It is believed the kitten must have travelled in the scoop of the vehicle, which journeyed from Lowestoft, in Suffolk, to Hastings, in Sussex, on Saturday (23 April). The kitten, and his siblings, were discovered when workers started their shift on Monday morning (25 April).

Sadly, the little black and white kitten - who has now been named Digby (pictured- was the only one in his litter to survive.

Staff at the RSPCA’s Sussex East and Hastings branch, also known as Bluebell Ridge Cattery, were shocked when one of the builders arrived on their doorstep this week with the tiny three-day-old kitten in an ice-cream tub and asked them to help.

The centre took in the baby who was immediately fed and checked over - but the charity is still baffled as to how the litter ended up in the digger’s shovel.

Bluebell Ridge manager Myra Grove said: “It’s a mystery as to when and where the kittens started their journey and what happened to their mother, who has not been sighted.

“Digby and his siblings were very, very young so it’s not clear how they came to get inside the digger bucket. It’s a miracle that even one of the kittens was able to survive without his mother.

“Thankfully, 
a doting mother at Bluebell Ridge has now taken Digby under her wing, whilst looking after her other four kittens. He is now receiving the love and care he needs from new mum, Muffin, and his adopted family.”

Digby 
will now be cared for by staff at the Sussex centre until he is old enough to be rehomed. 

Myra 
added: “This time of year there are a lot of unwanted kittens and most of the RSPCA centres are filled to the brim.

“We 
can’t emphasise enough how important neutering your pet cat is as the feline population in England escalates. Neutering your cat will prevent unwanted pregnancies and can also protect them from deadly diseases and infections.”

Published on Tuesday 3rd May 2016

 

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Bluebell Ridge
(RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121
(11am-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999