Six adorable kittens were left frightened and scared after being cruelly dumped and abandoned on a doorstep.
The three-week old cuties are still very tiny and need to cared for by the animal shelter that rescued them for six weeks before they can look to be rehomed.
There are five black and white kittens and one grey kitten.
Manager of Sunnydene Animal Shelter in Hull, East Yorks., said it is essential that cat owners neuter their pets to avoid unwanted litters.
She said: “There really is no excuse for this. A local veterinary group even offers a month’s free neutering.”
The animal shelter is frequently inundated with cats and dogs in desperate need of new homes and the charity will never turn an animal in need away.
However, this has led to staff speaking out about “emotional blackmail” from people wanting them to take their animals in – with one person even threatening to put four kittens in a big bag if the charity did not accept them.