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Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase

The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.

GARDAÍ FOUND THREE abandoned kittens in a suitcase in Dublin 1 yesterday.

kittens Source: Twitter

An Garda Síochána shared an image of the kittens online, with a reminder for pet owners to always be responsible.

The Garda Press Office said the kittens have been re-homed.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Gillian Bird of the DSPCA said the milder autumn we had weather-wise has led to “an increase in the number of kittens being born”.

She said the good weather, coupled with a late start to breeding, has seen cats continue to breed later than usual.


The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens  to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.

It is estimated that there are over 100,000 feral cats in Dublin county alone and the DSPCA works with members of the public to neuter and care for these colonies. The organisation has neutered about 300 feral cats so far this year.

Bird said that any cat from nine weeks of age up is neutered before they leave the DSPCA shelter.

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