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Kitten survives being run over by tractor and plough in Hampshire unscathed

A kitten's been rescued by the RSPCA after being discovered by a farmer in Aldershot buried deep in a furrow he'd just ploughed.

The six-week old kitten, who's since been named Meadow, was discovered back on the 5th June.

RSPCA animal collection officer, Natasha Clarke, went to collect the little kitten from the fields of Ash Green and took her to the charity's Millbrook Animal Centre for care.

Deputy Manager Liz Wood said: "A farmer was ploughing his field when he found little Meadow in the mud.

"His tractor and plough had already run over the land she was on so she must have gone right underneath the deadly contraption - it's a miracle she came out alive let alone unscathed!"

The long-haired kitten was checked for a microchip but had no identification so she's been posted on PetsLocated and staff are now seeking her owner.

Liz added: "If anyone recognises Meadow then I'd urge them to get in touch.

"She could be a stray who got separated from her mum so if no one comes forward to claim her then we'll eventually be looking for a new home for her - once she's big enough.

"For now, she's living with me and my other foster kitten, Sarah Beeny, who was rescued from a 20ft inside a cavity wall!

"They're a pair of adventurous kitties that's for sure."

Liz is hand-rearing the kittens who are still too little to be away from their mums.

The RSPCA is currently overrun with cats and kittens as this year's 'kitten season' gets under way.

Last year, the charity say they're branches and centres took in 28,986 cats - with a large number arriving between April and September.

Liz added: "With an average of 86 cats coming into our care every day and a peak over the summer, the highlights that the UK is facing a cat overpopulation crisis with so many cats ending up in rescue centres.

"We'd urge cat owners to get their pet neutered to avoid any unwanted litters of kittens.

"There's no denying they're adorable - but they're also hard work, time consuming and costly."

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