Justice Must Be Served! Help Find The Person Who Abandoned 11 Cats In Sealed Cardboard Boxes In London

Photos from the Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Eleven young cats were rescued by a London animal shelter after being found left to die in sealed cardboard boxes last week.

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust in East London has explained that they responded to a call on the night of January 11th from a woman who noticed several carboard boxes in an alley. The Good Samaritan heard meowing coming from inside the boxes that were unfathomably sealed with packaging tape and had no air holes.

“We didn’t know their temperaments, so didn’t dare open the boxes and risk them flying out into the road,” the organization shared on its Facebook page. “We made a few tiny holes to let air in but not big enough to allow them to rip at the cardboard and escape.”

Once they arrived at the clinic nearby, veterinarians at the shelter speculated that the cats would not have survived for more than an hour or two inside the suffocating boxes.

“We can only assume the intention was for them to die as surely everybody knows animals need to be able to breathe to survive,” the shelter continued. “One really strange thing is that these cats are really friendly and have clearly once been loved, handled and cuddled. What on earth would drive an apparently loving owner to do something so terrible?”

They speculated that it may have been a family member or neighbor who did not like or were bothered by the cats, who were subsequently found underweight, covered in fleas, and in need of vaccinations and neutering.

Whoever disposed of these sweet innocent cats, in such a horrifying manner, regardless of any irrational reason, is heartless and sick and must be prosecuted.

The nonprofit requested that, in addition to anyone with information, they urge the person who left the cats to please email: canningtown@celiahammond.org or call 020 7474 8811 so that they can collect any other unwanted animals from the perpetrator.

Donations to help care for the rescued cats can also be made to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust HERE!

WAN will update this story as more details are made available.

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