Kittens ‘left to starve’ for 10 days in Erdington HMO home

Three young cats left without food and water for a week and a half have been rescued by Birmingham police officers. The incident is believed to have been revealed at a property in Erdington on Tuesday (April 26).

Three kittens were found in an empty house with several occupations (HMO). West Midlands Police officers said the animals had been locked at the address with nothing to support them for more than a week.

Erdington police tweeted: “Erdington Impact Team officers are watching an empty HMO property to rescue three kittens who have been left at the address barricaded inside with no food or water for 10 days. RSPCA [Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] were summoned and they will receive a full health check before being found in an eternal home. “



The kittens were taken away to be checked by the RSPCA and before they were found a 'forever home'
The kittens were taken away to be checked by the RSPCA and before they were found a ‘forever home’

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said: “An investigation is now underway so we can not go into detail at this time. We are grateful for people reporting their concerns to us. But we can not comment further as we are not in able to discuss ongoing inquiries about specific individuals and what actions can be taken. We understand how frustrating it is for animal lovers. ”

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