One commuter got quite a surprise when she found a tiny kitten, thought to be just four weeks old, on a London Underground train at Victoria Station on Monday night.
The passenger discovered the kitten in a box left on a District Line train. She took her to the customer services desk where a Tube worker arranged for her to be brought to the nearby Blue Cross animal hospital to be checked over by vets, who nicknamed the kitten Victoria.
Because Victoria is so young and should still be feeding from her mother, Blue Cross veterinary nurses have stepped in to handfeed her and provide 24-hour care.
Kerry Gill, Blue Cross Vet Nurse, told Aol Travel: "We were shocked that Victoria was abandoned at such a vulnerable age but she is doing really well.
"It is a mystery as to why Victoria was left on her own, without her mother or possible littermates. She must be one of the most unusual items of 'lost property' handed in to London Underground!"
A London Underground spokesman said: "We see a lot of lost property at Victoria station, but it isn't usually so wriggly! This poor little kitten needed urgent care so we were glad the Blue Cross were nearby to step in and help little Victoria. We are all really pleased that she is in such good health."
To make a donation or for more information on looking after your pet visit bluecross.org.uk.
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