A tiny kitten has been rescued in Inishowen in a heartwarming turn of events on the week of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
The little kitten has now been named after golfer Rory McIlroy, due to its dramatic day at Ballyliffin Golf Club.
The kitten became trapped in a holidaymaker’s car engine on Monday afternoon. Luckily, the discovery was made by members of a cat fostering family who managed to save it without causing harm.
Willie Butler from Coffs Harbour, Australia was visiting Donegal this week when he stopped by the Ballyliffin Golf Course to take some photos – not knowing that a tiny hitchhiker was in his car engine.
Two local children heard the cries of the trapped kitten and raised the alarm. Their mother is a cat foster carer with Animals in Need Donegal, who knew how to free the cat from the engine.
“With the assistance of her husband and some tools borrowed from a nearby house the kitten was freed after an hour and a half,” said an Animals in Need spokesperson.
“Little Rory was thankfully unharmed by his ordeal but is very dirty and has an eye infection and mild cat flu. Tonight he is tucked up in his foster home safe and sound receiving meds.
“He is approximately 6 weeks old and will be looking for his forever home in a couple of weeks. Well done to everyone involved, it was a job well done!”
Animals In Need Donegal is a non-profit animal charity who rescue stray and abandoned animals. They are completely voluntary and rely on donations to run their life-saving services. To support the charity, visit http://www.animalsinneeddonegal.com/Tags: