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Kitten found on London Tube

A 4-week-old kitten was found in a box on a London Underground train.

By Vetstreet Jul 15, 2013 3:36PM

Believed to be just 4 weeks old, a tiny black kitten was found in a box on a District Line train last week in London.

A 4-week-old kitten was found in a box on a London Underground train. / Blue CrossThe London Tube riders who found the kitten turned her in to staff at Victoria station, who brought her to the animal charity Blue Cross.

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"We see a lot of lost property at Victoria station, but it isn't usually so wriggly,” said the London Underground.

Named for the central London station where she was found, little Victoria is being hand-fed around the clock by nurses at Blue Cross. They said she’s doing well and will be transferred to an adoption center next week.

— Read it at BBC News

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Photo: A 4-week-old kitten was found in a box on a London Underground train. / Blue Cross

31Comments
Jul 20, 2013 8:42PM
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a human put her there. it's a human who needs to save her.
Jul 16, 2013 6:33PM
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what I find interesting about this story is how quick people are to jump to conclusions... no one know how the kitten got in the underground.. the kitten's mother may have toaken it there to kepe it safe, or it may have gien birth to it there. why must we, as people always assume that another peson had to have done something bad? as to it having been a slow news day? yeah, maybe it was.. for me.. that's not a bad thing.. better a story about a kitten being found and given a good home than stories about people being raped, murdered, bombed, rioted and the world coming to an end.. but if that's how you must have your news... wait 10 minutes.. I'm sure the news media will find you something or they will make it up.
Jul 16, 2013 6:26PM
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I worked as a security guard at a strip mall in California. One night I found a black plastic garbage bag dumped across The driveway entrance. I was afraid someone would run it over and get a flat so I went to move the garbage bag. To my surprise the bag moved. I pulled the bag aside and opened it. The bag was full of garbage then a half dozen or so kittens jumped out. Frightened the kittens ran away and down a storm sewer grate. One little white kitten walked back to me and started rubbing her head against my ankle. I put the kitten in my car and went into the store to buy her some food. I brought her home and showed her to my wife. She was a mess. A pure white cat half covered in used oil, one eye was closed shut from something in it. My wife cleaned her up and he next day tried to find  her a new home. Two years ago he passed away at the age of 18 having never left our home. I  never saw the other kittens again. What kind of a person would dump these kittens waiting for some poor person, maybe with  a heart to run them over and kill them?
Jul 16, 2013 6:25PM
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Wow, and this is world news in what way?!
Jul 16, 2013 6:18PM
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Hope this kitty goes to a loving home:)
Jul 16, 2013 5:51PM
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slow news day? someone found a kitten in England, great thanks for the news msn
Jul 16, 2013 5:43PM
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Many years ago I found a kitten abandoned in a parking lot.  The weather report said there would be terrible storm that night, so I kept trying to catch her to bring her home.  It took me 45 minutes to get her, because she kept running under cars and under bushes.  Finally I caught her.  She was so little, I could hold her in one hand...  Now the vet says she overweight.  She has become a big, lazy old, spoiled cat.
Jul 16, 2013 5:28PM
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Man I get so angry when I read about cruelty to animals. I just don't know how anybody can be so callous and evil to do such a thing. Good news that the little kitty is doing well and hopefully will get a loving home to live in. 
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