THE Stourbridge and District branch of the RSPCA is seeking new homes for two kittens rescued after an “awful start in life”.

Diego and Dolly were two of nine cats and kittens saved from poor living conditions and taken in by Stourbridge RSPCA volunteers.

A post on the local branch’s Facebook page said: “Kittens Diego and Dolly were rescued from a very dangerous and unsuitable environment, having had no human interaction prior to coming into foster care.

“Diego is around six-months-old and is a shy little boy, but he is slowly learning to trust. A little unsure at first, he does soon relax. His foster mummy has spent lots of time working with him to let him know he’s now safe.

“Sister Dolly was by far the smallest of all of the kittens. Weighing less than 400g at her time of rescue, it was decided she would go to a foster home on her own initially so she could be bottle fed. She was reunited with her siblings when strong enough and Diego welcomed her back with open paws.

“Naturally, Dolly was scared and wary, however she’s come on really well considering such a turbulent start to her young life. She is still timid, similarly to Diego, will need time and patience as we are sure they will both be unsettled with a move away from their foster mummy.

“The pair have such a lovely bond and will snuggle up together for comfort and reassurance.”

The branch said the pair will need patience and love as they recover from “such an awful start in life”.

Both are timid, so they need a home with no young children.

Anyone who thinks they may be able to give them a loving home is asked to contact the Stourbridge branch of the RSPCA via its website