Labrador George discovers six kittens huddled in a tree trunk in Great Ashfield

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164030009
Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164030009

A morning walk with labrador George resulted in a feline surprise for Great Ashfield couple Jack and Celia Eggleton.

Mr Eggleton, 79, was near their Wheeler’s Lane home on Friday, October 14, when George found six kittens huddled in a hole in a tree trunk.

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164009009

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164009009

Mrs Eggleton said: “We would never have seen them in a million years, because they weren’t crying. Whether someone abandoned them, and what happened to the mother, I don’t know.”

The couple have been looking after them and will rehome them.

Anyone interested in the kittens should call the couple on 01359 242504.

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164040009

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164040009

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164050009

Kittens found in tree trunk by 13 year old George the black lab, Celia and Jack Eggleton with the litter of kittens at their home in Great Ashfield. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161026-164050009