The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens were dumped next to some wheelie bins.

A call was made to the RSPCA after the kittens were found last Saturday night in North Dalton, near Driffield.

RSPCA inspector Geoff Edmond said: “The homeowners came back from being out for the day and found the kittens, in a box, dumped next to their wheelie bins.

“There were two ginger kittens, one tabby kitten and one tabby and white kitten. They fed and watered them and kept them safe until I could get there to pick them up.

“I took them all to the brilliant local vets Priory Vets who are still caring for the tabby and white kitten who I’m sorry to say is quite poorly.

“The other three were well enough to be taken to one of RSPCA Bridlington, Driffield and District Branch’s great fosterers, who is going to look after them until they’re a little older.

“We think they’re six or seven weeks at the moment.”

If anyone has any information about where the kittens came from, or who saw anything specific, please call the inspector appeal line 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for inspector Edmond.

New homes have been lined up for the kittens but anyone who would like to offer a 'forever home' to a cat or kitten should get in touch with their local RSPCA branch or animal centre.