Poland

Most recent

Mamma m-eow! Stowaway kittens named after Abba members

Kris Holland

BBC Radio Northampton

A lorry driver travelling from Poland to the UK had a shock when he found four kittens hitching a ride in the back of his lorry..

The kittens, who are believed to be just two weeks old, travelled over 1,000 miles through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France before being found at the truck's destination in Northampton yesterday.

Following their European odyssey, the animals - who are being cared for by the Northamptonshire branch of the RSPCA - have been named Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid after pop legends ABBA.

RSPCA Northamptonshire kittens
RSPCA
Does your moggie know? Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid have been named after Eurovision winners ABBA

“These kittens are lucky to be alive having travelled so far with no food in the back of a cold lorry," said RSPCA Northamptonshire's animal welfare manager Dawn Smith.

"Our biggest concern right now is ensuring they pull through as - at only two weeks old - they’re very young to be away from their mum."

The Northamptonshire branch say they will hand-rear the kittens over the next seven weeks or until they are ready for adoption.

The RSPCA said the no mother had been found with the kittens.

The week's happy news

Three uplifting stories that will shake those blues away.