Saturday 29 November 2014

Little kittens looking for a purrfect new home

Sean Noone

Published 09/07/2013 | 12:30

Abandoned kittens, left-right, Nymph, Fairy, Pixie and Elf
Natasha Eames from DSPCA with abandoned kittens 'Danny' and 'Olivia'
Anna Dooley (3) from Rathfarnham with abandoned kittens 'Flip' and 'Iceberg'

THEY come in all shapes and sizes, and all of these kittens are looking for a new home.

The Dublin Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is overrun with kittens looking for love.

They have 38 kittens aged between nine and 14 weeks old that are up for adoption – and 173 more about to be added to the adoption list.

All the kittens have had their first vaccination, are wormed and defleaed and microchipped.

“The kittens have come a little later in the year because of the bad weather around February and March, but we have loads of them now,” Gillian Bird of the DSPCA said.

“They’re gorgeous and fighting fit.”

There are another 173 kittens currently in foster homes that will be available for adoption by the end of the summer.

“Some are put into foster homes because they are too young to be put up for adoption straight away,” Ms Bird told the Herald.

“Others are just in need of a little TLC. There are some that were born feral or semi-feral and need to be tamed before we let them go.”

A group of volunteers take care of the foster kittens until such a time that they are ready to go to a new home.

There is a rehoming fee of €80 for every kitten adopted, but this includes a return visit when the kittens are six months old for compulsory neutering.

Anyone wishing to rehome a kitten is encouraged to drop in to the DSPCA in Rathfarnham from Monday to Sunday, 11am to 4.30pm, and make an appointment.

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