Kitten rescued from Leeds Liverpool canal after found floating in a basket

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A tiny kitten was saved from a watery end by two eagle-eyed schoolboys who spotted her floating down a Leeds canal in a basket.

Nine-week-old Mo – short for Moses – was plucked from inside a pink basket that was filling up with water in the Leeds Liverpool Canal, in Bramley, Leeds.

She was spotted by two 11-year-old boys who rescued the kitten and took her home before contacting the RSPCA. Mo is now being cared for at the RSPCA Craven and Upper Wharfedale branch because centres across Leeds were full to capacity.

RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “If it hadn’t been for the quick-thinking of these two young boys this kitten would certainly have drowned. Whoever did this condemned this kitten to death.”

The incident happened on Saturday, September 10. Contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.