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Emaciated and dehydrated cats rescued from serious neglect

ISPCA Inspector Lisa O’Donovan recently rescued two long haired male cats from a property in Youghal, Cork. The two cats were suffering with the effects of serious neglect.

Both cats were extremely emaciated and dehydrated and suffering with a parasite infestation that had led to hair loss. Both cats also had severely matted fur, with faeces caked into the hair. One of the cats in particular would have been in pain due to lesions on his ears that were infected and bleeding. The ear flaps were deformed, further indicating a lack of veterinary care.

ISPCA Inspector O’Donovan said; “These two boys have come along leaps and bounds under veterinary treatment. It’s appalling to find such beautiful cats in such a shocking state of neglect.”

The two cats are in veterinary care, and we hope they will recover soon and be able to find the loving homes they deserve.

The numbers of stray and feral cats are a serious issue in Ireland, and the ISPCA would like to remind owners to be responsible and have your pets spayed or neutered to help stop the tide of unwanted animals. Abandoned animals like these can stray and contribute to feral cat colonies if they are not neutered. For advice on what to do if you are in contact with a feral cat colony, including Trap Neuter Release (TNR) information please visit our website here. 

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