THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat and her four kittens were dumped in a plastic container in Coventry woodland.
The tabby cat and her kittens – three females and one male, all two weeks old – were found by a member of the public in Cawston Woods, off Cawston Lane on Wednesday (April 13).
Alongside the cats in the plastic container was a plastic lunchbox with cat food in it.
The cat and her kittens have now been take into RSPCA care where they are coping well.
RSPCA inspector Nicky Foster said: “We have absolutely no idea where this cat and her little kittens came from.
“It is very sad that a mum and her four vulnerable and defenceless kittens were left out in the open like this, where anything could have happened to them.
“Because they were found in a plastic box with food, it is obvious that someone put them there on purpose.
“They are now being looked after in our care and are all doing well.
“It is important for us to find out why they were dumped like this.”
Anyone with any information should contact 0300 123 8018.