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Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens

Other young people in the area saw what they were doing and rescued the kittens.

Image: kitten image via Shutterstock

A GROUP OF youths in the Ballymun area of Dublin attempted to set fire to four kittens last night.

The group was spotted with the box of kittens by some other youths who took the animals from them once they saw what was happening. They brought the kittens to a local youth centre and staff handed them over to Dogs Aid.

The charity said these “acts of obscene violence are all too common, especially at this time of year”. Last week the ISPCA warned pet owners to take every precaution to keep their animals safe as they can sometimes “bear the brunt of Halloween pranks”.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Noeleen Reilly said she was “disgusted” to hear of the incident.

Residents in Ballymun are up in arms that anyone would try and do this to defenceless animals.

The four kittens were rescued before any harm came to them and are now in the care of Dogs Aid which is taking offers to home them.

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