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13-year-old saves 14 abandoned kittens – You can help too!

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13-year-old saves 14 abandoned kittens – You can help too! 20/11/2015

BEAUTIFUL ACT OF KINDNESS: 13-year-old Lucinda uses her birthday money to save 14 abandoned kittens – You can help too!
LORT SMITH NEEDS YOUR HELP. It’s kitten season and over the coming months we will save and rehome hundreds of surrendered, neglected or abandoned kittens. With no government funding, we need your help to continue this lifesaving work.
Year 7 student and animal lover Lucinda was riding home from school along the Moonee Ponds Creek trail last week when she spotted several abandoned kittens.

“I saw a few abandoned kittens and they were so cute. I didn't want to leave them, they looked so forlorn and lost." 

It was raining, so Lucinda ran to her house and got a laundry basket to collect the kittens in. The tiny animals ranged in age from four to eight weeks, each weighing between 400 and 800 grams.

“I was just sitting with the kittens trying to coax them into the basket and nine more came around the corner out of a street. I found 14 baby kittens altogether."

Lucinda called her father, who gave her permission to use her savings to take the kittens to safety.

"It was my birthday a few weeks ago and my aunty gave me $50 so I used it for a taxi to take the kittens into the Lort Smith Animal Hospital," said Lucinda.

"Being a vegan I've been quite interested in animal rights and Lort Smith Animal Hospital was the first thing that came into my head so I took them there."

Lort Smith CEO David Herman acknowledged Lucinda’s efforts, and asked the public to be vigilant in looking out for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs that had been dumped.

 “We urge people not to dump animals and to take any kittens or stray animals you find to your local pound or council. Please bring any injured animals to Lort Smith Animal Hospital," David said.

Kitten season has started. This is an extremely busy time at Lort Smith when we receive an influx of surrendered, neglected or abandoned kittens. Each kitten we receive needs to be fed and kept warm and safe, as well as de-flead, wormed, vaccinated, de-sexed, microchipped before eventually being re-homed into a loving family.

We need your help – Please donate to Lort Smith and help us save and rehome the hundreds of kittens that will come through our doors this summer. 

DONATE NOW to help us save kittens this kitten season: https://www.lortsmith.com/get-involved/how-to-support-us/donate/donation-form/

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