SLIDESHOW: Uckfield’s jubilee kittens are hoping for a new home

UNION, Jack, Diamond, Jubilee and Bunting are five tiny kittens saved from a life on the streets in Uckfield who are hoping this weekend’s royal celebrations will mark a change in their luck.

The three boys and two girls were born at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Chelwood Gate after their stray mum Taura was found wandering in Uckfield.

Baby kittens, offspring of Uckfield stray that have jubilee related names. Cats Protection, Chelwood Gate - Tania Marsh with kittens

Baby kittens, offspring of Uckfield stray that have jubilee related names. Cats Protection, Chelwood Gate - Tania Marsh with kittens

Staff gave the kittens their patriotic monikers to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and hope new owners are found to complete their rags to riches story.

Tania Marsh, Deputy Manager of Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre said: “Poor Taura was found wandering the streets of Uckfield, heavily pregnant and clearly in discomfort.

“When she had her kittens we realised they would be ready to find new homes shortly after the Jubilee celebrations so we thought they deserved some names fit for royalty.

“Taura is very young herself – we think she must only be about 12 months old – so she really needs a special home where she’ll be treated like a princess.

“Sadly there are many cats like Taura which is why we encourage all cat owners to have their cats neutered. A female stray like Taura faces a very tough life and can produce anything up to 18 kittens a year, making the problem much worse.”

If you would like to offer a home to any of the kittens or mum Taura please contact the National Cat Adoption Centre on: 01825 741 330.