SIX kittens have been found abandoned in Orford with a note saying "The only way is to dump them sorry it's you".

The litter was found outside Cupcakes Pre-School Limited on Orange Grove on Friday with one of the families who use the pre-school taking them to the vets.

A kind-hearted family have been caring for the three-week-old kittens, as they have not yet been weaned, until they are ready for adoption.   

A note with the kittens added: "Help us call RSPCA sorry or Cats Protection they won't help me."

A spokesman from the Warrington branch of Cats protection said they were saddened to hear the kittens had been dumped and their details had not been placed on their waiting list.

He added: “We operate a very busy rehoming centre and always have between 70 to 80 cats and kittens in our care.

"We have a waiting list for cats and kittens to come into the shelter because we operate at full capacity all the time.

"This means that we never have empty pens just waiting for new cats to arrive and enables us to help the greatest number of cats and kittens possible – as soon as a new home is found for a cat we already have another cat booked in to fill that pen.

"We have rehomed huge numbers of kittens this year so far and we urge cat owners to ensure that they have their cats neutered before they reach sexual maturity to prevent the birth of unwanted kittens.

"The details of the kittens who were dumped have not been placed on our waiting list – we are unable to help if owners are not able to provide us with the details of the cats that need to be rehomed but we do our best to help everyone who adds their cats to our waiting list.

"Unfortunately most rehoming centres are full to capacity due to the large numbers of unwanted animals and we strongly urge people to consider whether they are capable of taking on full responsibility for any animals that they take into their care.

"We recommend that cats and kittens are neutered from around four months of age. 

"We are very pleased to hear that these kittens have been discovered by a kind, loving family and we urge them to contact us at the Warrington Adoption Centre on 03000 120612 if they require any help or advice. ”