Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Eight Kittens Have Already Used Most of Their Nine Lives

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Eight Kittens Have Already Used Most of Their Nine Lives

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Byline: Bianca Clare bianca.clare@dailymercury.com.au

SCARED, helpless and all alone, these eight little lost souls desperately need a new home.

The six-week-old kittens were left for dead, in a dirty cardboard box, outside Domino's Pizza in South Mackay over the Easter long weekend.

Now on death row, at the crowded Mackay Regional Council pound, they face an anxious race against time as they wait for a last chance at life.

There are five females and three males, some black, a few grey tabby and others smoky grey.

All are tiny and need someone to love and hold them as the nights get cold.

Mackay Regional Council Local Laws officer Nicole Graham said not only was the dumping of kittens cruel and heartless but also against the law.

"If you're caught or we can trace the dumping back to you, there are laws in place that enable us to fine you because you're not providing the due care towards an animal," she said.

Senior regional RSPCA inspector Selina Neil said the dumping of kittens was becoming all too familiar in Mackay. …

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