The ISPCA are trying to rehome 91 cats and kittens in Longford, Donegal, and Cork
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The ISPCA are trying to rehome 91 cats and kittens currently being cared for in centres in Longford, Donegal, and Cork.
The animals - some of which were removed from a property in Wicklow where they were breeding out of control - are in need of adoptive parents who will be able to give them the appropriate care.
68 of the cats are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford, with 19 more at ISPCA’s Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre, as well as four kittens at the Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow.
“Cat overpopulation is a serious animal welfare concern and we are currently caring for 68 cats and kittens at our National Animal Centre," said ISPCA centre manager Hugh O’Toole.
"Some cats and kittens are being treated for various ailments in our isolation unit which is now full to capacity, with a waiting list of more cats and kittens to be admitted.
"Once they receive the veterinary all-clear, they will be moved from isolation to our main cattery when they are ready for adoption."
All of the cats and kittens being rehomed from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered/spayed, and litter-trained.
Spaying or neutering a cat as soon as possible gives the animal a better chance of a long and healthy life.
The ISPCA is encouraging people who are in contact with a feral cat colony to take part in a Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) scheme this Feral Cat Awareness Week (August 5 - 11) to help tackle the problems that come with cat overpopulation.
Anyone interested in getting a cat or kitten, should contact the appropriate ISPCA centre.