Five more kittens rescued at Hitchin hotel after loft discovery

PUBLISHED: 15:31 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 05 October 2017

The five other cats that were found in the roof void of The Sun Hotel in Hitchin. Picture: Jan Roscelli

The five other cats that were found in the roof void of The Sun Hotel in Hitchin. Picture: Jan Roscelli

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A kitten rescued from within a Hitchin hotel wall was born inside the loft space, it has emerged - with five more kittens subsequently recovered along with their mother.

The cat that was rescued from the wall in the hotel in Hitchin. Picture: Hitchin Fire StationThe cat that was rescued from the wall in the hotel in Hitchin. Picture: Hitchin Fire Station

Firefighters rescued an extremely small and frightened cat from a corridor wall void at The Sun Hotel in Sun Street back in August, after it fell through a hole in the loft.

That female kitten has been rehomed, as have two of the siblings later found in the loft. Three others remain with charity Cats Protection, awaiting owners.

Bianca Kubler from the North Herts branch of Cats Protection told the Comet that when the rest of the animals were discovered in the loft, hotel staff scaled the fire escape to rescue them one by one.

“They were cold and very hungry when they arrived with us, but were soon fed, fleaed, wormed, and super-cosy – five beautiful kittens,” said Bianca.

The five other cats that were found in the roof void of The Sun Hotel in Hitchin. Picture: Jan RoscelliThe five other cats that were found in the roof void of The Sun Hotel in Hitchin. Picture: Jan Roscelli

“Two have been rehomed, and there’s other people waiting to look at the other three. They had their first vaccination this week.”

The team at Cats Protection were surprised to find the mother cat had a microchip linked to a contact number.

It turned out that the owners had lived near The Sun Hotel before moving away, losing one of their cats in the process. Now living in Nottingham, they had given up hope of every seeing their pet again.

Bianca said: “The reunion took place at Berry House Vets in Hitchin, where the mum cat had been spayed, fleaed, wormed and had her health checked.

“This little girl recognised her owner straight away, even after all this time, and she was whisked off back to Nottingham in a carrier.

“So a happy ending all round – and thanks to the brilliant staff of The Sun Hotel in Hitchin and our friends at Berry House Vets.”

If you are interested in rehoming a cat, you can call the North Herts branch of Cats Protection on 01438 228877.

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