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Kittens’ ears cut off in horrific act of cruelty

August 15, 2016

At only four months old, Fern, Willow and Brody have already endured more than any animal should ever have to endure.

When they arrived at our North Melbourne shelter with their mum, we were shocked and saddened to see that the kittens’ ears had been cut off. We don’t know who would do such a thing, or why.

To see something that is so inhumane and uncaring is quite distressing,” said Amanda, cattery coordinator at the Home.

LDH-cat-adoption-Delilah-1016152The kittens and their mum, Delilah, were terrified. Our cattery team has been working with them every day to build their confidence and show them what it’s like to be loved.

“Delilah and her kittens are quite timid. They’re going to need lots of TLC,” said Amanda.

Though they are still quite shy and unsure, Delilah and her kittens are becoming a little braver each day. Slowly but surely, their beautiful personalities are starting to break through the fear.

Delilah and her kittens are now ready for their second chance at the happy lives they deserve.

It may take some time for Delilah and her kittens to learn to trust. They’re looking for patient families who can teach them that humans can be loving and caring,” said Amanda.

Willow and Brody have found new families, but Delilah and Fern are still up for adoption at our North Melbourne shelter. View their adoption profiles.

If you can offer a special home to a special creature, please call our adoptions team on (03) 9329 2755 or visit our North Melbourne shelter at 2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne.

Can you help? Donate to help us provide care and vet treatment to abused and neglected animals, just like Fern, Willow and Brody.