Earlier this week a litter of adorable kittens were brought to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in need of some love after being found cold and abandoned in a box on a doorstep. The five tiny Domestic Short-hairs named Cupid, Arrow, Valentine, Sweetheart and Aphrodite are now spending Valentine’s Day at the charity’s London centre, being showered with affection.

The kittens are estimated to be around six weeks old and will be looked after by a Battersea foster carer in a cosy and comfortable home until they are old enough to go to their new homes.

These lucky young cats have owners lined up ready to adopt them when the time comes, but there are many other cats at Battersea who remain unlucky in love and are still searching for that special someone. Cats like the curvaceous Ruby, a ten-year-old Domestic Short-hair who has been patiently waiting for her perfect match for 67 days, more than three times the average length of stay for a Battersea cat; seven-year-old Domestic Short-hair Twizzle who has a lot of love to give but has been overlooked for 88 days because of a medical condition; and panther-like Johnnie, a seven-year-old Domestic Short-hair who’s a big softy at heart and enjoys lapping up human company.

Battersea’s Cattery Manager, Rachel Saunders said:

“The sight of our latest litter of kittens is enough to melt the coldest of hearts, they are incredibly sweet cats and we couldn’t resist sharing photos to help spread the feline love this Valentine’s Day.

“All of our cats deserve love and a special someone to call their own. We hope that anyone who has love to spare will consider adopting one of our wonderful cats. Whether you’re looking for a friend to curl up in your lap, or a livewire to keep you on your toes, our rehoming team will help you find your perfect match.”

If you are looking for your perfect match this Valentine’s Day, or are interested in becoming a foster carer, please visit www.battersea.org.uk.