Oxfordshire Branch

Press Release: Kittens rescued from skip heading for recycling centre

The adorable foursome could have been crushed if they weren’t discovered

Workers at a B&E Transport and Recycling Centre spotted the six-week old kittens when they went to empty the skip. Carefully removing the kittens from amongst the piles of cardboard, staff took the furry foursome to Cornyard Veterinary Practice where they were collected by the RSPCA.

Sharon Chrisp, operations manager for the Oxfordshire RSPCA branch, said: “Thank goodness the kittens were discovered! I can’t even bear to think about the possibility of them being accidentally crushed with the recycling. A very lucky rescue indeed! We are immensely grateful to B&E Transport and Recycling Centre staff who made the discovery and took the kittens to safety.

“They would have been so hard to spot curled up in the recycling, it’s really a miracle they were found. We aren’t sure if they were abandoned or feral - it could be mum found a cosy quiet spot in the cardboard to set up home with her kittens or someone deliberately dumped them there.”

All four kittens, three girls and one boy, were taken into care at the RSPCA Oxfordshire branch, following the rescue on June 12 2023. They have been named Olly, Felicity, Pepper and Serendipity.

“I am delighted to say that all the kittens are doing really well in foster care and have received all the appropriate veterinary treatment, as well as lots of love and care. They are absolutely adorable and love to be picked up and stroked.

“They will be looking for their forever homes in early July, naturally they have already had a lot of interest though.”

The kittens will be placed on the branch website when they are ready for adoption in July, in the meantime other pets needing homes can be viewed here