Kittens saved by charity cut off by Olympic road races in Leatherhead
A wildlife charity cut off by the Olympic road races in Leatherhead at the weekend was given special permission to rescue two stranded kittens.
The men and women’s races went right past The Wildlife Aid Foundation’s (WAF) centre in Randalls Road, Leatherhead, which was closed to traffic to the frustration of staff at the charity.
But when a urgent call for help was made to the charity by the RSPCA, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) relented and allowed WAF staff to go to the rescue.
They were able to cross the race route and located the abandoned kittens in a field 200 yards away.
The kittens were brought back and cared for at the hospital until they could be picked up by the RSPCA later that evening when road restrictions had been lifted.
WAF founder Simon Cowell MBE said: "LOCOG gave us special permission to go out onto Randalls Road, despite the Olympic 'lockdown' and we were able to retrieve these kittens.
"We do not usually get involved in cases of abandoned domestic pets as that is normally a job for the RSPCA but, on this occasion, as the RSPCA were unable to get to Randalls Road because of the Olympic road closures, we were very happy to help out.
"These poor animals needed to be rescued and reunited with the others before they came to any harm.
"Many thanks to LOCOG for being so understanding and allowing us to get out onto the field of play."