Norfolk

Thirteen black kittens found abandoned in Norfolk

  • 28 October 2011
  • From the section Norfolk
Black kittens
Image caption Although supposedly popular with witches, black cats can be tricky to rehome

Thirteen black kittens are being cared for by a charity after being found abandoned in Norfolk.

The kittens, which are believed to be three and four months old and from two separate litters, were spotted roaming a field on Tuesday.

Cats Protection has taken them in and named them after players in the New Zealand All Blacks rugby squad.

The charity said it struggled to rehome black cats because they are often seen as "less exciting".

Speaking of the kittens, Lindsay Tempest of the the Cat Protection's Downham Market centre said: "We've had to make emergency arrangements to get them into care - not easy with over 100 cats already here."

The kittens will be available for adoption from next week.

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