Four kittens that were dumped in a cardboard box are looking for new homes fit for a king or queen.
The five-week old kittens were discovered by a member of the public in a box near garages in Kensel Green, North West London and taken to animal welfare charity, Mayhew.
With the royal wedding fast approaching, the kittens were aptly names after a few members of the Royal Family – Harry, Meghan, Kate and Liz.
Mayhew’s Vet, Dr Emily Richardson, said: “When they first arrived they were very weak from the lack of food and water. They needed help feeding to get their energy levels up and we also gave them some fluids to improve hydration.
“Since they were without their mother, the kittens were quickly settled in to a warm and cosy cabin and were looked after by our dedicated cattery team, who offer them specially formulated kitten milk at frequent intervals. After a couple of days they were much brighter and back to being cheeky and adorable.”
Once the kittens are old enough, they will be fully vaccinated and neutered and ready to find new homes that they can give their royal seal of approval to.
The team at Mayhew sees hundreds of unwanted kittens coming into their rehoming centre all year around and said it is a growing problem. They encourage pet owners to get their animals neutered and offer low cost and affordable neutering for cats and dogs at their vet clinic.
Animal Welfare Officer, Tania Mazzoni, said: “We also run a Pick & Snip project, which offers free neutering for cats and kittens for vulnerable owners, who are unable to neuter their cats due to cost, disability, apathy or transport availability. We collect and neuter owned cats within our designated catchment area of the M25.”
For more information visit www.themayhew.org.