When a lady returning from work heard noises coming from sealed cardboard boxes in an ally in Stratford, she called Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
“We didn’t know their temperaments so didn’t dare open the boxes and risk them flying out into the road, so made a few tiny holes to let air in but not big enough to allow them to rip at the cardboard and escape,” rescuer Celia Hammond wrote on Facebook. “Fortunately, it only took a few minutes to drive back to the clinic.”
Using a butter knife they carefully opened the cardboard boxes and found 11 young cats trapped inside the boxes. The cats were extremely underweight and covered in fleas.
“They’ve all been microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed,” Hammond told The Dodo. “We just couldn’t be happier and [we’re] so grateful to everybody. And once everything is done, then they’ll be ready for us to find homes for them.”
Scroll down and take a look at the rescue video below.