Kitten dumped in laundry basket

Eddie was dumped in the middle of the road - and rescued by the Blue Cross team

Thank goodness he was too scared to leave the laundry basket he had been abandoned in. Found in the middle of the road, Eddie could have so easily walked into the path of a car.

The tiny, terrified kitten was discovered by a passerby who then circled the neighbourhood to ask if anyone knew who he belonged to, but nobody claimed him.

Unable to give a growing kitten the care and attention needed, his finder called our Hertfordshire rehoming team for help and we immediately stepped in.

Black and white kitten looking at camera

Animal Welfare Assistant, Sarah Miller, said: “Within the space of 30 minutes, a colleague and I got into the car and went and collected the kitten from the lady’s home.

“When we got back to the office, we scanned the kitten to see if he had a microchip; and also looked on local social media pages to see if there was any mention of lost kittens. But there were no recent posts and sadly he did not have a microchip”.

Laundry basket Eddie was found in

The laundry basket that Eddie was found in

A vet check confirmed that Eddie was fit and well, so Centre Manager, Kellie Brooks, took the black and white kitten home to foster – making sure he got used to all the usual sights and sounds of a home.

Sarah continued: “Eddie was in good condition, very friendly with people and loved to play, so we don’t think he’d been homeless for long. Once he was in foster with Kellie, his personality started to shine through - he was very adventurous and into everything.”

Black and white cat being stroke by a woman

Once he was in foster his personality started to shine through - he was very adventurous and into everything.

The team found Eddie could be quite excitable during play, so looked to find him a new home where his energy could be channelled the best way.

Black and white cat being groomed with a brush

Eddie needed lots of time and love

“He needed to find a home where he could be given lots of time and stimulation” explained Sarah.

After a couple of weeks, Eddie went on to find just that and he hasn’t looked back since.

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