The male pair, now almost a month and a half old, were discovered inside a box by a refuse collector who was emptying the bin last week.
He handed them to a dog walker who brought them to The Mayhew Animal Home, where staff have named then Bert and Ernie – after two characters from the children’s television program Sesame Street. Staff at the centre in Kensal Green, London are not sure why the kittens were abandoned, or whether they were left by a cruel owner or a mother abandoning her young. The kittens are currently receiving around-the-care-clock by a foster carer who has kindly stepped in and have been given a clean bill of health by the Mayhew’s vet. Georgina Disney.