Kitten at RSPCA Block Fen in Wimblington is on the road to recovery after she was found among rubbish in a skip

PUBLISHED: 12:58 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:58 14 November 2017

Ashley the kitten is at Block Fen RSPCA in Wimblington looking for a new home. She was found in a skip in Leicester. PHOTO: RSPCA

Ashley the kitten is at Block Fen RSPCA in Wimblington looking for a new home. She was found in a skip in Leicester. PHOTO: RSPCA

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A kitten is settling into its new home for now at the RSPCA in the Fens after it was rescued from a skip at a recycling centre in Leicester.

Ashley the kitten is at Block Fen RSPCA in Wimblington looking for a new home. She was found in a skip in Leicester. PHOTO: RSPCAAshley the kitten is at Block Fen RSPCA in Wimblington looking for a new home. She was found in a skip in Leicester. PHOTO: RSPCA

The six week old is at Block Fen looking recovering from a serious leg injury after being found among bags of rubbish.

The kitten had an injured and bleeding leg when she was found, and it was initially feared she would need her leg amputating.

But RSPCA staff didn’t give up on treating the baby, who has been named Ashley, and her leg is now fully healed.

Sharon Knight, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “Ashley was lucky to have been found. She was so small and was in a large skip full of rubbish, so she could easily have been missed.

“If that had been the case sadly she would probably not have survived much longer.

“We don’t know how she got there - her mum could have been a stray and left her behind, and her leg injury could have been as a result of being among heavy rubbish.

“A vet initially believed that her injured leg would need amputating but thankfully it has mended and will no longer need to be operated on.

“She is such a lovely cat who has had a difficult start to her life. We really would love to see her go into a loving new home.”

Staff at Wastecycle, in Whetstone, contacted the RSPCA after finding the kitten last month.

• To register an interest in adopting her contact the centre on 0300 123 0726.

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