Stormy weather blows flurry of abandoned felines into Battersea

(Battersea Press Release) With the UK being battered by gales and stormy weather, it’s also raining cats and mogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where the London rescue centre has seen a whirlwind of cats and kittens being dumped in boxes and abandoned by their owners.

Most recently, a litter of four nine-week old kittens were found dumped in a black bag and brought into Battersea where Cattery staff named them Monsoon, Typhoon, Hurricane and Blizzard to reflect the ghastly weather conditions outside.


900 stray cats have arrived at Battersea since January with another new arrival Dora being brought to the centre after she was thrown through the doorway of a local veterinary clinic and abandoned. Despite such a traumatising experience, the four year old black and white moggie is doing well to overcome her anxieties and has shown herself to be a friendly and playful little lady with a particular passion for catnip.

Battersea’s Head of Cattery Lindsey Quinlan, says: “We currently have over 120 cats and kittens in our care at our London centre, many of whom have been abandoned in car parks, found dumped in cardboard boxes and left to fend for themselves after being neglected by their owners.

“It’s worrying, especially with the recent bad weather, that some of these abandoned cats may not have been found until it was too late. Storms can be very disorientating for cats resulting in them losing their way, getting injured or worse.

“Luckily Monsoon, Typhoon, Hurricane and Blizzard have all found homes but there are plenty more cats in our care, including Dora, who are still looking for a new start in life where they can escape the stormy weather and watch the winds blow a gale outside from the comfort of their own house.”

If you think you can give any of these abandoned moggies the home they deserve, please contact 0843 509 4444 or visit

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