A little tabby kitten named Stig who was found abandoned and alone at a rubbish dump is now looking for a new home.
The smelly six-week-old kitten was discovered by workers at Masons Landfill in Great Blakenham, Suffolk.
From being lost and alone, Stig was given a warm bed and some food at a rehoming centre in Suffolk and is now on the hunt for a loving home.
Staff a the landfill could not find the kitten‘s mother or any of its siblings so they took the scared and vulnerable feline into the safety of their office before taking it to Blue Cross rehoming centre in Wherstead, Suffolk.
“We take in cats and kittens from all walks of life but I think this is the first time we’ve had one from landfill”, said Clare Williamson, Operations Supervisor at Blue Cross.
“Luckily the team at Masons found Stig and managed to catch him. Had he not been found, he might not have survived.”
When Stig arrived at the rehoming centre he was settled into the centre’s kitten unit with a warm bed, some food and water after being given routing checks by vets.
“Apart from being a bit smelly, Stig was in quite good condition when he arrived so had obviously been finding food from somewhere.
“We’ve no idea how he ended up at the dump but the main thing is he’s safe in our care and will soon be off to a loving new home”, said Ms Williamson.
Stig will be ready to find a new home when he is around eight-weeks-old.
Whoever takes Stig into their home will need to be around most of the day to help settle him in and keep him company.
He will also need access to a garden once he is old enough to go outside.
Blue Cross in Suffolk has helped over 400 pets since opening its doors in February this year. The charity currently has 14 dogs and 16 cats looking for new homes.
To find out more contact Blue Cross in Suffolk on 0300 777 1480.