Three kittens were miraculously rescued after they were dumped in a sealed bag at an animal rescue worker’s back door yesterday morning.
An Animals In Need volunteer was horrified to find the three kittens at the house in Donegal Town.
The bag had no air-holes or ventilation and was tied tightly at the top with a plastic cord meaning that there was no chance of escape for the kittens, who had been abandoned there at some point between 9am and 12.30pm.
The shaken volunteer said ‘Someone has come in through the side gate into my property despite there be a warning that we have a dog loose, and then they’ve just left the bag beside the back door, with no phone call or anything to let us know they were there.
“What if we’d all gone to Dublin to watch the match like most of the County? My children would have come home tonight to find a bag of dead, suffocated kittens by their door.’
Luckily they were discovered in time and the three kittens, two males and a female, are in reasonable health.
One is much smaller than his siblings and has cat flu and an eye infection, for which he will now receive treatment.
They are bewildered but seem friendly and once they are fully fit, these beautiful fluffy tabby kittens will be looking for new homes.
In the meantime, an investigation is underway and CCTV footage is being viewed.
If you have any information as to who dumped these poor kittens and left them to potentially suffocate, please contact the Animals In Need helpline on 087 1356188 (main helpline) or 087 7644420 (cat/kitten helpline).