RSPCA rescues kitten found dumped in Sainsbury’s toilets

An RSPCA animal welfare officer got more than he bargained for when he arrived at Sainsbury’s to find an abandoned eight-week-old kitten.

AWO Matthew Brown was called to Sainsbury’s, Rice Lane, Liverpool on Monday 10 November just after 10am.

A tiny eight-week-old black kitten had been dumped in the ladies toilets in a zipped up brown handbag.

The kitten has been named Sweep and is currently being looked after at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

He appears to be in good health and isn’t underweight, although he was frightened by his ordeal.

Inspector Brown and security staff at Sainsbury’s have found clear footage of the woman dumping Sweep.

Inspector Brown said: “We need to find the person who did this. I am shocked that someone could just leave a kitten on his own in a supermarket in broad daylight.

“Poor Sweep must have been terrified.

“If anyone saw this woman or has any information about what happened please ring the RSPCA inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018.”


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