Four rescued kittens named in honour of pop icon Taylor Swift: See them being hand-reared by a dedicated Bridlington and Driffield district RSPCA branch volunteer

Four tiny kittens are being hand reared round-the-clock by dedicated volunteers at the Bridlington and Driffield district RSPCA branch after being rescued.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 12:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 10:32 am
Julie Morris is looking after the four kittens. Photo courtesy of the RSPCA.

The kittens were found without a mum at an abattoir in Preston near Hull.

The two boys and two girls still had their eyes closed and their umbilical cords still attached to their bodies when they were found by a worker at the Cranswick Foods site.

Julie Morris, the cat rehoming coordinator for the local branch, is now playing that vital role and is feeding the kittens formula milk with syringes every two hours and throughout the night at her home in Bridlington.

The kittens have been named in honour of Taylor Swift who won the global icon award at last week’s Brit awards.

As well as Taylor, the other kittens are called Joe after the pop star’s partner as well as Jack and Aaron, who all worked on her Folklore album.

Julie said: “They are feeding really well and have opened their eyes. It is an intensive job feeding them – especially through the night – but it is so rewarding to watch them grow.

“Fortunately I have two daughters who live nearby, Natalie and Sarah, so they can come and feed them for me if I need to nip out to the shops and they too are volunteers for our local RSPCA branch.

“Over the years I have lost count how many kittens I have hand-reared but it is lovely to watch them develop and then when they are about three months old they will be ready for adoption and can move into their forever homes.”

Inspector Laura Barber said: “As they still had their umbilical cord attached which had dried up and their eyes were closed we estimate these feral kittens were only a couple of days old when they were found.

“I am grateful to the man who found the kittens and reported the matter to us as they would not have survived on their own.”

Go to https://tinyurl.com/yca5s3aa to see the kittens being hand-reared.