Tiny kitten ‘dumped with rubbish’ in Acol lay-by

Plum was found dumped on the roadside and is now being cared for by Linda Byway, of Cats in Crisis

A tiny kitten who was found with a pile of rubbish in an Acol lay-by is being cared for by a Cats in Crisis volunteer.

The kitten, thought to be between 8 and 9 weeks old and now called Plum, is thought to have been dumped with the trash off Plumstone Road near the Thanet Earth site.

He was picked up by volunteer Linda Byway who is now caring for him at her Minster home.

She said: “We got a phone call from a member of the public reporting a kitten in a lay-by in the middle of nowhere.

“We drove up there and found him crying in the undergrowth with dumped rubbish. He could have died. He was thirsty, hungry and crying constantly for his mum.  He was scared and shaking.

“He is fine now although a little underweight.”

Cats in Crisis is appealing for people to get in touch if they are aware of a litter of kittens being sold or given away locally,

UPDATE: Cats in Crisis has had lots of offers to foster and rehome little Plum. However, he will be staying with Linda for the time being as he needs to be allowed to settle.and then be checked over by the vet.
At the moment, Cats in Crisis is not rehoming its cats due to the lockdown regulations.

Find the Cats in Crisis facebook page here


  1. People like that should be shot,l lost my cat after 18years he died of old age,any kind of pets are for life ,l would be very happy to give plum a very good home ,

  2. Kudos to Cats in Crisis volunteers. Out in all weathers to rescue animals in situations like this. Thank you for your wonderful work.

  3. There are some recent new homes and tenants moved in in Acol village, could have come from there. A good start anyway, kittens are usually born in the multiple so I hope no more have been dumped like this poor thing.

  4. I love cats, have always had one, or two, even five once, throughout my life. BUT my objection to this post is that Plumstone Road at the Thanet Earth end is not in Acol. Check the village boundaries. Poor little thing could have come from anywhere.

  5. I’m Not Exactly a cat lover but this sort of behaviour is not acceptable for any animal.
    Thank you for the person who saved this cat.

    And may I say objections to the post Plumstead Road does it really matter cat is the important thing here not boundaries.

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