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Three kittens dumped in Cork recycling bin saved by girl who heard their cries for help

It took a number of hours to free the animals.

THE MOTHER OF a young girl has told of her shock after her child found three kittens dumped in a Cork recycling bin late last week.

The child had heard tiny meows coming from inside the clothes recycling bank in Douglas Court Shopping Centre on Thursday.

She then waited four hours until the company came to unlock the bin. They removed a shoe box tied with twine and three little kittens inside. Their eyes hadn’t even opened yet.

Speaking to RedFM’s Neil Prendeville, the woman said: “She took some bags to the clothes bank at Douglas Court and, putting in the last bag, she heard meowing and thought that there was a cat behind her. She went back and discovered that it was coming from the clothes bin. So she ran across to the Dunnes Stores delivery yard until one lad there came along.”

The woman’s daughter waited by the recycling bin and made sure nobody else threw any more bags into it.

She added: “In fairness to the management to Douglas Court and the two guards that came, they were brilliant.”

The kittens were finally removed from the bin and brought to a local vet. They are now in the care of one of the staff at the shopping centre who, incidentally, works with the Cork Cat Action Trust. Gardaí are reviewing the CCTV from the area to ascertain who left the animals for dead.

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