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Tragic puss Susie left blind in one-eye after neglect
An eight-week-old kitten has had to have its eye removed after suffering from neglect.
The kitten, who has been named Susie, was found covered in fleas on a street in Heathfield.
She was taken to a local veterinary centre where an emergency procedure was performed to remove her eye.
A spokesman from the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare in Ringmer, near Lewes, where Susie is now living, said: “It is impossible to say if the damage to Susie’s eye was caused by illness, accident or deliberate harm.
“Meanwhile four other kittens were taken into Reystede, near Lewes, after being dumped in a field.
“One of the kittens was in the river and had to be rescued by the finder. It was likely that he fell in as he was shivering and in a poor way when he arrived.
“All were riddled with fleas.
They are not feral so they have almost certainly been dumped.
“It is possible that they are from two separate litters as two look to be only around five weeks old and the other two are a little bigger but probably more likely that they are under nourished.”
Nigel Mason, Raystede’s chief executive, said: ‘Our cattery is always full and we have a long waiting list of people wanting to bring their cats to us.
“Each summer we see a real surge in kittens being brought to Raystede or simply dumped.
“I would implore all cat owners to have their pets neutered, it is the only way we will ever make a difference to the number of unwanted and abandoned kittens and cats.”
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