ANIMAL lovers are being urged to adopt some unexpected arrivals at Ashbourne’s animal welfare centre.
Dan Mart, a staff member at The Ark, found a cat carrier by the entrance to the building when he arrived for work one morning.
He discovered a litter of six-week-old kittens, five females and four males of varying colours including tabby, tabby and white, grey and white and black and white, wedged inside.
Barbara Robson, centre manager, said: “They were all checked out by the vet and, apart from a few runny eyes were found to be fit and well.
“On the last Open Day at The Ark they certainly attracted a lot of attention as nine kittens having a game is certainly a show worth watching.”
The Ark had another unexpected guest when staff found a very old white cat abandoned in the doorway of the town’s Catholic church.
Aptly-named Moses was left in a cat carrier with a note from his owner asking for God’s help to find him a new home.
Anyone interested in adopting any of the cats is asked to call The Ark on 01335 300494 or 01335 345318.