Four kittens in a 1000-mile lorry trip

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A surprised lorry driver discovered a cardboard box containing four very young kittens that had accompanied him on a three-day journey across Europe.

A representative from the haulage company involved said they were in an empty box the whole way to Poland and no one knew how they got in there!

The RSPCA has named the kittens: Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anne-Frid after a Swedish pop group called ‘Abba’.

According to the charity, the kittens are only about two weeks old. They travelled across lots of countries: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and the English Channel, during which time the cargo was unchecked.

After the shock discovery, the company immediately got some blankets for the kittens and called the RSPCA. A manager commented, “There were lots of ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhs’ and everyone wanted to keep them but they were way too young.”

The RSPCA said that ‘the kittens were lucky to be alive with no food or water for three days in the back of a freezing lorry’.

Everybody’s biggest concern is that the little furry stowaways have only been alive for two weeks and they are not ready yet to be away from their mother. The kittens are currently in foster care.


Abi, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy