Dumped Shirrell Heath kittens are all found loving homes

SAVED Eric Silverberg with the eight kittens which he and his wife rescued from a disused hotel. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (122641-2)
SAVED Eric Silverberg with the eight kittens which he and his wife rescued from a disused hotel. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122641-2)

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A LITTER of kittens found abandoned in a housing block have all now been chosen for rehoming.

All eight kittens – two females and six males – and their mum, Molly, have been found rehomed after an appeal was published in The News.

The kittens were discovered in Shirrell Heath, near Fareham, a few weeks ago.

When Molly was found she was skinny and the kittens were below the normal weight.

The organisation believes the owners of Molly had kicked her out and she subsequently fell pregnant.

They’ve since been in foster care with Eric and Inga Silverberg of the Fareham and Waterlooville Cats Protection charity, who rescued them.

Eric, of Upper Old Street in Stubbington, said it’s helped other cats find new homes too.

‘It’s absolutely fantastic,’ he said.

‘What a relief for us to know that we have found good homes.

‘We are rehoming cats as well as kittens.

‘We have still got two home visits to make sure that the homes are going to be OK.

But we’ve even got a waiting list for people who want kittens.

‘The News has done so much good for us. It’s brought to the attention of the public the problem of rehoming kittens.

‘Now we can teach the public that we need to have the cats neutered otherwise it just increases the problem.

‘These kittens are all absolutely adorable.’

Inga added: ‘They are getting bigger and fatter now. They are lovely.

‘We haven’t only rehomed them, we have rehomed lots of other cats too.

‘People have been ringing up about other cats. It’s been wonderful.

‘We are so grateful to The News. The response has been amazing.

‘It’s given the kittens a chance of life.’

So far this year the Fareham and Waterlooville branch of the charity have rehomed 100 cats.

To find out more about the charity and how to adopt a cat or a kitten visit fareham.cats.org.uk or call 0845 260 1504.