For a while a work friend of my step fathers has been desperate for a kitten and entrusted my family to find a kitten for him. After asking around, as a number of people we know have new mother cats, we found that a friend of ours has a neighbour with cats and kittens by the dozen. After finding out more information, it came to our attention that these cats and kittens were being kept in a shed in his back garden. Naturally,being concerned we phoned the RSPCA and we were told that there was nothing they could do as all the cats were being fed. A week or so later, we received information that this man was the owner of the FIVE DEAD KITTENS I found in the middle of road a few months before. Again, the RSPCA were informed and we received the same response. Yesterday, my mother and I went to visit the owner to enquire about having a kitten off him. 1 for my step fathers friend, as originally asked, and 1 for us as all this talk of kittens had us craving to add one more member to our family. Off we went to the owner, upon arriving we saw that the owner had left THIRTEEN kittens of various ages outside in a paper recycling bin with a blanket. We stood outside and knocked consistently but nobody answered. We decided to take a quick look at the kittens before we left and returned the next day. And what we saw was truely horrific. All 13 of the kittens we’re extremely poorly and one of them was thought to have only one eye and another, clearly the runt, was badly injured and walking funny. Knowing we couldn’t leave these two, we decided to take them home, clean them up and return them to their mother immediately. Unfortunately, these actions were not carried out and we ended up returning, collecting all of the kittens and taking them all to the vet. The diagnostics showed that they all had cat flu and conjunctivitis aswell as lack of food as the mother had abandoned them. The ages of the kittens varied from 3-6 weeks which made it clear that it was 2 different litters. The vet placed them all on an IV drip and called this morning to say that they have all surprisingly made it through the night. The one eyed kitten has.become a member of the family and has been promised to be returned to us by the name Rolo the day it becomes well enough. The other 12 will be put up for adoption to the general public when they reach the same level of health. Late last night the RSPCA, Cat Protection and all other appropriate teams were called for a 3rd time and the response we got was exactly the same as before with the added hope for the kittens. These people are who we entrust with the care of our pets and care for wild animals. Now, I don’t know about you but I think it is absolutely disgusting. I hope that you are all as disgusted as me and will think twice before trusting these organizations and take the care of an animal upon yourselves.