Who could dump these six cuties?

IN SAFE HANDS: Six domestic short-haired kittens are being cared for at the RSPCA after they were found dumped in a Lockyer Valley rubbish dump.
IN SAFE HANDS: Six domestic short-haired kittens are being cared for at the RSPCA after they were found dumped in a Lockyer Valley rubbish dump. Claudia Baxter

AN ABANDONED litter of six kittens dumped in a Lockyer Valley rubbish tip are recovering under the RSPCA's care as authorities scour CCTV footage for the offender.

The three-week old kittens were found bundled together in a bag, dumped in a skip bin at the Laidley tip.

Initially the kittens were cared for by the Laidley Veterinary Clinic before they were transported to the RSPCA animal shelter in Wacol yesterday.

RSPCA animal care manager Nanda Ten Grotenhuis said the kittens are under 24-hour care until they can feed on their own.

 

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She said it will be two months before it will be known if the kittens can be fostered out.

"There is no need for them to be dumped anywhere because there is plenty of opportunities for these people to take these kittens to the RSPCA or even a vet to get assistance," she said.

Ms Ten Grotenhuis urged cat owners to have their pet desexed.

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said under no circumstances should people simply dump unwanted animals.

"We are currently going through CCTV footage with any incriminating evidence being turned straight over to the proper authorities."

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