TWO kittens who were dumped in a carrier bag and left for dead have been adopted by a Hereford couple.

Charity Cats Protection said the kittens, Roxy and Ronnie, were around eight weeks old when they were found with horrific eye injuries in Drybrook on the Herefordshire-Gloucestershire border.

Both kittens had emergency surgery to remove the eyes, which the charity thought were damaged deliberately, but their new owners have said the pair made a full recovery.

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Adopted by Hannah Riley and her partner Steve Daw, they rehomed the black long-haired male kittens on June 13.

"We renamed them Cosmo and Clarabelle," said Miss Riley, 22, who lives in Holmer.

"Both have settled into their new home so well, they are so playful, trusting and affectionate, and my partner Steve and I are besotted with them. They have their own little personalities which mirror ours and they are just the perfect addition to our home.

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"At 16 weeks old now they are doing so well and only having the one eye does not effect them at all the way they zoom around the place."

Anyone struggling to look after a pet cat has been asked to contact Cats Protection on 03000 12 12 12.