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Two abandoned kittens nursed back to health wearing socks

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

Two abandoned kittens nursed back to health wearing socks

Two abandoned kittens nursed back to health wearing socks

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Two kittens are looking for a loving new home after being nursed back to health - in protective coats made from baby's SOCKS.

Ginger tabbies George and Elton were minutes from death when they were found abandoned in a shed, severely malnourished and only a couple of weeks old.

But since being rescued by RSPCA officers the playful pair have been hand-reared by vet nurse Katrina Devita who put them the blue and white socks to keep them warm and stop them playing with each other.

Katrina, based at the RSPCA's centre in Putney SW London, has to hand feed them every two hours, and give them lots of love and attention.

Centre manager Sian Anderson said: "You may wonder about the outfits.

"Unfortunately these two naughty boys have a habit of suckling each other in their sleep and making themselves sore.

"Our nurse came up with these fabulous outfits to help stop the habit.

"They are made from baby socks as they really are that small. As you can see they are very happy and not affected by them."

George and Elton will be available for rehoming in around a month once they are fully weaned.

Sian added: "We are seeing such a high number of kittens coming into our care, and we would like to urge people to remember to get their cats neutered to try and avoid unwanted litters of kittens.

"Hand-rearing is so time intensive and our staff are overwhelmed by the sheer number of cats and kittens that need our help."

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