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DSPCA issue urgent foster appeal for cats

Around 20 cats and kittens have contracted cat flu and need to be homed until they recover.

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THE DUBLIN SOCIETY for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is calling for people to foster a cat after an outbreak of cat flu at the centre.

Around 20 cats and kittens have contracted the virus and need to be homed until they recover so it does not spread further.

Cat flu is not contagious to humans, just to other unvaccinated cats.

The DSPCA already have around 150 foster parents but at the moment they are either away or are already fostering a pet, so are not eligible.

To foster a cat the DSPCA says a person would need to have a spare room or somewhere the cat can be contained by itself. The cat needs to be kept indoors and the fosterer would need to have access to transport so they can visit the DSPCA in Rathfarnham weekly for treatment.

Gillian Bird spokesperson for the DSPCA told TheJournal.ie, “all food, food bowls, litter trays and litter will be provided for. The cats do not need treatment, just some TLC.”

Read: ISPCA: “Don’t abandon the pet puppy you got for Christmas” >

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