The RSPCA is caring for a young cat who was dumped outside a veterinary practice in London.
The kitten, nicknamed Raccoon by staff, was found dumped in a pet carrier outside Medivet in Enfield on Monday morning (19 November).
RSPCA Inspector Jemima Cooper went to collect the little puss, thought to be 10 to 12-weeks-old.
She said: “This little white kitten was found early in the morning on Monday having been dumped in a carrier outside the veterinary practice in the dark.
“Vets at the surgery checked her over as she had sore, gunky eyes and evidence of old fractures. She was underweight and frightened.
“We have no idea who left her there or why they abandoned her but we’re appealing for anyone with any information as to where she’s come from to get in touch.”
Anyone who can help the RSPCA establish Raccoon’s history is urged to contact the charity’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
Inspector Cooper took the little kitten to the charity’s Harmsworth Animal Hospital in north London where she’s now receiving treatment and being monitored.
Emma Yelland, from the hospital, said: “She needs x-rays and further treatment but, thankfully, she seems comfortable and happy.
“She’s very, very cute and loves playing with her ball.
Inspector Cooper has put up posters in the local area and posted Raccoon’s details on PetsLocated in case an owner is missing her. She was not microchipped.
If no one comes forward to claim her then, once she’s back to full health, she’ll move to a rehoming centre to find a new owner.
Raccoon is not yet available for rehoming so please don’t contact the hospital to inquire about her as you may block emergency calls coming through.