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Stafford College students play mum to abandoned kitten

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

CAT WHO'S GOT THE CREAM...animal care student Haston Taylor, aged 21, gives Lenny his lunch

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STUDENTS at Stafford College are helping to care for a new-born kitten found abandoned in the town.

The students, who are on the Level 2 Animal Care course at college, have been feeding and looking after little Lenny who was left on a doorstep outside a local veterinary surgery.

Lecturer Joanne Waldron is also a head veterinary nurse at Donnachie and Townley, the practice where the kitten was discovered. She took Lenny home, feeding him every two hours in the first few days.

Lenny is now fed at four-hourly intervals and the doting Animal Care students have been taking over his feeds during part of the week. They have also carefully bathed him and are keeping records of his development.

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Lenny travels to and from college in a basket with a teddy bear and a hot water bottle.

"The students have been giving me a bit of a break and making sure that the kitten gets lots of care and affection in his early days," Ms Waldron said. "Lenny is already turning into quite a character. With plenty of help from the students I'll be keeping him until he is fully weaned. We have been inundated with offers of homes."

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