Sunday 24 September 2017

Cat and tiny kittens dumped in bird cage

The cat and kittens which were dumped in bird cage on Meath Street
The cat and kittens which were dumped in bird cage on Meath Street
The cat and kittens which were dumped in bird cage on Meath Street

Sean Noone

THESE are the tiny kittens left dumped in a cage in Dublin city centre in torrential rain.

The six kittens and their mother were left abandoned in the rain in a cage better suited to a budgie or other household bird.

The cage was full of water having been left in the torrential rain when a DSPCA worker arrived following a call from a member of the public.

The DSCPA believe that the animals had been left in the cage for several hours judging by the amount of faeces present in the cage.

DSPCA’s head of education and media, Gillian Bird, told the Herald that the kittens are recovering in their care.

“The kittens seem to be doing grand now. They were probably a bit shaken by the whole incident, the mother especially,” she said.

“When we found them she was almost on top of the six kittens trying to shield them from the weather.”

Ms Bird did warn that this incident is not unique.

“This type of illegal and cruel dumping is common at this time of year because people are going away or can’t be bothered looking for an alternative,” she said.

The DSPCA are always looking for people willing to foster and adopt kittens and are always battling against limited resources.

As a result, the DSPCA will run The Great Irish Dog Walk in the Phoenix Park this September.

They hope this will raise much needed funds and awareness for the charity.

To register your dog, or to find out more.

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