Bert and Ernie move into a new home

02:21, Jun 05 2014
bert and ernie and logan bruce
NEW BEGINNINGS: Bert and Ernie get to know their new mate Logan Bruce who is giving the two kittens a fresh start.

After sharing the bad times, dumped kittens Bert and Ernie will get to share the good times in their new lives as pampered pets.

Earlier this week the kittens were found at the bottom of a rubbish bin in Te Henui Cemetery, freezing cold and terrified.

But yesterday builder Logan Bruce spent his lunch hour collecting the two kittens to take them to their new home.

Bruce and partner Emelia Dawkins had been thinking about getting a couple of kittens and Dawkins particularly wanted a ginger cat.

So when Bruce read about Bert and Ernie's plight on Facebook, he thought it was "pretty stink" and rang up the SPCA offering the kittens a home.

It was cruel of someone to discard them in that way, he said.

North Taranaki SPCA spokeswoman Jackie Poles Smith said there had been lots of interest in the kittens, but she wanted them to stay together.

"People are appalled at what happened to these kittens," she said.

There were lots of other kittens available for those who had missed out, she said.

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