In Cowgate, near Newcastle in the UK, a pair of 11-year-old school chums, Liam Atkinson and Joe Ward, rescued a very pregnant female cat when they found her wandering the streets. Sadly, she’d been abandoned next to a broken pet carrier. The boys took the cat into school and told their teachers what had happened.

Eleven year old Liam said: She came nuzzling up behind us as we were on our way to school and then she started following us. I picked her up and she looked very fat so I thought she must be pregnant. I went home to get a basket to carry her in.

Joe added: We told the teacher and phoned the RSPCA first but they couldnt come so the caretaker brought her into the shelter.

She began to give birth to five healthy kittens en route to the Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter. Cat and kittens are all doing well and are healthy.

You HAVE to view the video of these adorable boys describing the rescue.