Kittens stolen from animal sanctuary

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Police are investigating after two six-week-old kittens were stolen from an animal charity at the weekend.

Whisper, a grey male, and Wonder, a black female, were taken from the vet surgery at Animals in Need in Little Irchester some time between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, June 1.

Annie Marriott, from Animals in Need, pictured with six-week-old kitten precious after her brother and sister were stolen from the animal sanctuary at the weekend

Annie Marriott, from Animals in Need, pictured with six-week-old kitten precious after her brother and sister were stolen from the animal sanctuary at the weekend

The thief left only their sister, Precious, in the cage.

Annie Marriott, from Animals in Need, said: “If they had stolen the older kittens who have been vaccinated and microchipped I wouldn’t worry as much. These kittens have not had their vaccines, which means they could catch any life-threatening illness.

“A few weeks ago a bottle of scotch was stolen from our raffle table and we’ve had a charity collection tin stolen before, but a life is different. Why come in here and specifically target those kittens?

“I just want them back. We’ve put up a £100 reward for their safe return. Someone has to know who has them.

“I just hope they come back, or who ever has them is looking after them.”

Animals in Need operates a policy of ensuring all of their kittens are fully vaccinated and microchipped before they can be adopted at the age of nine-weeks-old.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the kittens should call police on 101.