Kittens who were only a few hours old before the owner decided to abandon them on a doorstep have died.
The four kittens passed away this morning (August 13) after they were found with their mum's placenta at around 9.40pm on Friday (August 9) outside a property in Creek Road, March.
Shelley Ridgeon, 41, from Chatteris, was in Skegness, Lincolnshire, when she received a phone call from someone in the Fenland town.
A volunteer for dog charity Ravenswood Pet Rescue in Wisbech, Ms Ridgeon was told the kittens had been dropped outside a home before the owner drove off.
She then contacted a veterinary nurse in March, who was given the kittens to put into intensive care.
But after caring for them and appealing for the owner to come forward, the nurse couldn't stop the kittens dying one by one.
Ms Ridgeon received a text this morning from nurse Lauren Carter, who said: "I am broken. I've tried everything, been working on them all night but the last little angel just passed away peacefully in my hands.
"They all passed in a similar way, just suddenly urinating blood, after feeding well and toileting as normal, being warm lively and strong.
"One by one they lost the battle, and I kissed them all goodbye. For the short time they were here, they were adored.
"Rest in peace little ones."
Ms Ridgeon said: "Please keep everyone in your thoughts but mainly they lady who has nursed these babies day, night, hourly and who has dedicated her life since they was dumped.
"Lauren Carter you are amazing."
When kittens are born, they need to get all their nutrition from the mum, namely milk which is called colostrum – which has enough antibodies to protect kittens against disease.
The group made an appeal with Cambridgeshire Live and social media channels to try and get the owner to come forward, as well as asking people to donate to a fundraising page to keep the babies alive.
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