Kittens Dumped in a Box

24 January 2019


Four hot, thirsty kittens were found dumped in a box on a thirty-degree day at Cat Haven in Shenton Park last week.

 It has been an incredibly busy summer for the cat shelter and it is currently caring for over 300 felines with pregnant cats and orphaned kittens still arriving daily.

“A Cat Haven staff member found the box of kittens when a Good Samaritan alerted that they had witnessed a person open their car door and leave the box of scared kittens near the top of the driveway at the Shelter. The kittens were brought inside straight away and transferred from the cramped, hot cardboard box to a secure carrier. They were given water, food and a health check to make sure they were ok. Cat Haven staff are very grateful to the caller for alerting them about the kittens situation, which possibly saved their lives.” Cat Haven Fundraising & Media Assistant Lauren Nesbitt said.

“The kittens who are all 10 weeks old are doing well and will be available for adoption in the next few days.” Lauren Nesbitt said.

Cat Haven advises the public that they are there to help and their number one priority is the welfare of the thousands of cats and kittens who come into the shelter every year.

“The warmer months are the busiest time of year for the shelter as it is when cats breed. We urge people to spread the word about how important cat sterilization is. It is law to sterilise and microchip all cats over 6 months old in Western Australia, although female cats can get pregnant as early as 4 month old. We encourage all cat owners to get their cats sterilised to help reduce the huge numbers of stray, abandoned and unwanted kittens and cats we take in every year” Lauren Nesbitt said.


 For all media enquiries contact Lauren Nesbitt on 0402 694 680 or email

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