TWO-week-old kittens were found dumped in a bin outside a Ballybofey takeaway, sealed in a bag filled with water. Luckily for the two tiny kittens, their cries were heard and they were found – distressed and soaking wet but miraculously still alive.
Their finders brought them home, dried them off and warmed them up and they were then brought to Animals In Need (AIN), to be hand-reared as they are too young to be away from their mother and will need to be bottle-fed special kitten milk formula.
AIN has expressed their outrage at the callous act, particularly as only last year two kittens of the same colouring and age were also found dumped in a closed carrier bag on the street in Ballybofey.
AIN asked ‘If these kittens came from the same people, then where is the poor mum cat and why not get her spayed and stop this cruelty?’
However, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the rescued kitten sisters.
A spokesperson for AIN said ‘The kittens were struggling to take to the bottle but this is where their luck changed as earlier in the week a cat called Harmony and her 3 little babies came to us. Harmony is a gentle soul and we decided to see if she would look after our two bin babies and thankfully she has taken them on.’
Dumping of animals is a crime and if anyone has any information regarding this heinous act, please contact the Gardai.