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Could you offer a loving home to a fluffy kitten? ABANDONED CATS ON THE MEND BUT NEED NEW OWNERS.

Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21

THESE tiny bundles of fluff have had a difficult start in life.

Found sick and malnourished, they're hoping to meet families who can give them a better future.

The four tiny kittens were suffering from eye infections and infested with fleas but they're now well on the road to recovery.

And now volunteers at Northumberland Cats Protection are trying to find them loving homes.

They were discovered near Hollywell Dene, in Seaton Sluice, on July 5, along with two other kittens and an adult cat, who all died later.

Volunteers have named the tough survivors Wonky, Gunkles, Socks and Elbi. All four are 10 weeks old.

Wonky earned her name as a result of her head, which is tilted slightly sideways, possibly as a result of an early bacterial infection.

But the hardy little one isn't letting that slow her down.

Sarah Muir, branch homing officer at Northumberland Cats Protection, said: "She's absolutely the sweetest little cat I've ever seen, she will run right up to you for cuddles.

"She may see the world slightly sideways forever, but she's so lovely."

The smallest is tiny Elbi, which Sarah says means 'sweetheart.'.

She said: "It was the perfect name."

All four should be recovered and ready for adoption in September.

Sarah said: "When we first picked them up they were unresponsive, they weren't interacting with their environment at all - now they're investigating, playing, climbing around.

"The vet has told us they would all have died if they hadn't been rescued."

As sweet as the kittens now in her care are, Sarah says she's also keen to encourage people to prevent the births of more kittens outside of homes that want them.

Sarah said: "We would urge owners to get their pet cats neutered as they are such prolific breeders.

"Just one unneutered cat can produce up to 18 offspring in a year so neutering will help to prevent more unwanted kittens like these in the future." |To offer the kittens a home, get help with the cost of neutering your cat, or to join the team of volunteers, contact Sarah Muir on 07972 658 386.

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