Kitten rescued after being found abandoned in recycling bin

Ronald is now ready to be adopted, after being cared for by staff at Mayhew Picture: Mayhew

Ronald is now ready to be adopted, after being cared for by staff at Mayhew Picture: Mayhew - Credit: Archant

A six-week old kitten was discovered abandoned in a recycling bin near Neasden.

'Ronald' had to be cared for by staff at Mayhew after being found abandoned in a recyling bin Pictur

'Ronald' had to be cared for by staff at Mayhew after being found abandoned in a recyling bin Picture: Mayhew - Credit: Archant

It is not known how long the kitten had been in the bin, but it was found by a member of the public on June 8th.

The male kitten is now recovering at Mayhew, an animal welfare charity in Kensal Green, who have named the tabby Ronald.

Mayhew’s animal welfare officer, Tania Mazzoni, said: “Poor Ronald looked extremely underweight for his age when he was first brought in.

“He was very dehydrated, filthy and smelt of oil, so we immediately took him to our Vet Clinic to be thoroughly checked over.” Mayhew’s deputy head nurse, Charlotte Whalley, said: “When Ronald first arrived he was underweight, but had a pot belly, suggesting he had worms. After a couple of weeks, Ronald was soon back on his paws and doing so much better.”

Ronald is now ready to be adopted. For more information about what Mayhew do, click here. https://www.themayhew.org/