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Thursday 21 November 2019

WSPCA calls for volunteers after 28 cats taken in

Eimear Dodd

Wicklow SPCA has put out a call for volunteers and donations as over 20 cats were taken into their care last week.

On Wednesday last, the organisation conducted an operation which saw 28 adult cats being admitted into its care at the shelter. Describing the circumstances of the operation as highly 'sensitive', a spokesperson for the society said the animals were in fair condition, but in 'lockdown'.

'They are in a new environment and will need time to adjust,' the spokesperson said.

This emergency case has put the society's Sharpeshill Sanctuary under severe pressure. The Rathdrum facility's cattery is now completely full with the society unable to admit any new cats or kittens at the moment.

Volunteers are needed to help out with the socialising and care of the cats. Volunteers can donate their time or donate food for the animals.

'Ideally, volunteers need to have a background in animal care. More importantly, they have to have a patient temperament as these cats are in lockdown while they adjust to this new environment,' the spokesperson added.

Anyone interested in volunteering must be over 16 years of age. Potential volunteers are asked to contact the WSPCA on 0404 44783. Donations of food are also welcome.

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