John Mas is concerned for the welfare of two abandoned kittens left behind by tenants who recently moved out.
John Mas is concerned for the welfare of two abandoned kittens left behind by tenants who recently moved out. Max Fleet

Owners leave kittens to die

BRANYAN Street man John Mas says his former neighbours have a lot to answer for, leaving two kittens at the empty home to fend for themselves after moving out.

Mr Mas said he was walking his dogs last Friday when he noticed the two skinny and frightened kittens at the recently vacated house.

“It's the lowest thing someone could do,” Mr Mas said.

“They just dumped them with no food or shelter. They left them here to die.”

The animal lover said he had been feeding the pair twice a day since finding them.

“If I could take them home I would but I already have two dogs and a cat,” Mr Mas said.

“I really hope someone will come and adopt them.”

The concerned neighbour said he had phoned the real estate agent who contacted the former tenants, but they said they'd never had cats.

“They left kitty litter trays and bowls around though so I don't believe that at all,” Mr Mas said.

“If I could get my hands on them, I would give them a gob full.”

Mr Mas said he had also contacted the RSPCA which said it was unable to come and catch the kittens.

RSPCA worker Vicki Beer confirmed this.

“We just don't have the resources,” she said.

“People can bring them here but there are only two of us so we can't be out catching animals.”

Mr Mas said he was fed up with people buying animals they were not willing to take responsibility for.

“These people buy an animal for their kids or for the fun of it and then don't want to take care of them,” he said.

“These obviously are not very nice people. These cats would have starved or been run over if I hadn't found them.”

Mr Mas said the kittens were sickly thin.

“They were so skinny when I first saw them but now they're getting nice and round,” he said.

“They were really timid at first as well but now they're friendly.”

If you are interested in adopting the kittens, phone the NewsMail on 4153 8504.



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