Former owner of dumped cats captured on CCTV come forward
THE FORMER owner of cats dumped at a Cheltenham vets has come forward.
A man was caught on CCTV over the weekend leaving the kitten and its mum at Stephen Crickmore Veterinary Practice in Gloucester Road.
Since reading about the abandoned animals, now named Aleksandr and Maiya because their skinny bodies make them look like meerkats, a man has come forward saying he used to own them – but had passed them on to a new home.
Practice manager, Sally Crickmore, said the kitten, just four months old, was believed to have been one of the fifth litter the mum had.
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She is now urging anyone who takes on a cat to ensure it is neutered.
She said: "People don't realise quite how many litters cats can have in a year. They can reproduce after just four months.
"You can have one cat that can be responsible for producing up to 750 cats in just a year if you are not careful."
The RSPCA and Cats Protection have helped with the costs to bring Aleksandr and Maiya up to health.
But the vets is looking for a new home for the family.
The practice believe the man, who left the cats with them did not know he was being filmed when he left them.