Two death-defying kittens who survived an attempted drowning and being dumped in a bin are now in need of a good home, their ‘foster mum’ has stressed.
Veterinary nurse Barbara Millar of Millburn Veterinary Practice in Coleraine said she had never before encountered the extreme cruelty suffered by the litter of five kittens.
They were discovered after their pitiful mews were heard by a passer-by on Portstewart promenade on Sunday night.
She stopped to investigate and found five kittens — three dead, two alive — in a bag. She brought the surviving kittens into the surgery on Monday.
Miss Millar said: “They are a wee boy and a wee girl and were obviously quite critical and quite hungry when they were brought to us. We made them some milk substitute and tried to keep them warm.
“They took it quite well and are getting stronger and stronger. They are real fighters.”
They have now been christened Lauren and Hardy. If you would like to give them a home, call 028 7034 4842.