A confused mum went to check why her home internet had stopped working and found a family of cats nestled behind her TV.
Victoria Russell was stunned when she checked on her wireless router behind her lounge television and found a cat and two kittens.
Mum-of-one Victoria, 35, has a cat-flap in the kitchen of her home in Gillingham, Kent, after their pet died earlier this year, but they reckon the cat came in through a window.
Her husband James, 38, said: “I was already at work and Victoria got up and went downstairs to find out what was wrong with the internet, and found the cats.
“She couldn’t believe it – she thought she was still half-asleep and imagining things.
“We have a cat flap, so we thought maybe they’d come in through there, but it’s been locked since our cat died in March because we used to get a lot of cats coming into the house.
“The mum must’ve brought the kittens in through a window.”
Roofer James believes the cats must have come in during the night, as they would’ve heard or seen them when watching TV the previous evening.
Victoria, who works for SouthEastern Rail, and husband James, of Gillingham, Kent, took the cats to a vet to track down the owner, but the mum had not been microchipped and they have been unable to find her home.
The family plan to keep the kittens until they are old enough to be rehomed – although their five-year-old daughter Lilia wants to keep them permanently.
James added: “The kittens are only three weeks old, so we need to keep them until they’re at least 12 weeks.
“The mum is only about one year old, so she’s still practically a kitten herself.
“The vet thinks her only having two kittens is unusual, but we’re hoping the others haven’t been abandoned.
“We haven’t found their owners, but it doesn’t look like they were being well cared for.
“They were riddled with fleas and not chipped, so we’re hoping to rehome the kittens and keep the mum for ourselves if no one comes forward.”
James took the cats to a vet to track down the owner, but the mum had not been microchipped and they have been unable to find her home.