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Tiny kitten rescued by ISPCA near busy road in Wicklow

3rd July 2020

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling responded to a call from a concerned member of the public about a cat heard crying in a ditch near Ballyremon Commons, Co. Wicklow recently.

Inspector Dowling investigated the call made to the ISPCA’s National Animal Helpline and located the little kitten shivering in a hedge.

Chief Inspector Dowling said:  “Although the road was noisy with traffic, I heard a faint cry for help and discovered a very scared and soaked little tabby kitten. I had to act quickly in case she attempted to run”.

The kitten, now named Star, was taken to a foster home for some much needed food and a warm, dry bed.

Conor added: “It is unclear how the kitten came to be in such a perilous position, so close to the busy road. There are not a lot of houses in the vicinity and, enquiries suggest that none of the locals have kittens. Star was no more than seven weeks old and far too young to be wandering on her own. Huge thanks to the member of the public who heard her cry for help and called us”.

Although Star experienced a traumatic start in her young life, she is safe now in ISPCA care. 

Once a little older, we will be appealing for a new loving home if we have been unable to locate an owner.

All cats and kittens adopted from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered/spayed (when of age), cat-flap and litter-trained.  We also offer six weeks free pet insurance. We ask for an adoption donation of €75 to help us cover some of our veterinary costs.

If you would like to support ISPCA Inspectors investigating allegations of cruelty, neglect or abuse to animals and to help towards their rescue and rehabilitation, please if you can, make a kind donation to support our work. Please Donate Now

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