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Record number of kittens dumped says Blue Cross charity

23 April 2011 Last updated at 12:52 BST

A leading animal charity has warned that too many cat owners are failing to neuter their pets.

The Blue Cross says record numbers of kittens are being dumped at rescue centres, because their owners are unable to look after them all.

The charity says the summer is usually their busiest time, but this year they already have long waiting lists for many of their centres.

Nancy Cole reports.