November 23, 2020

Star burns bright: Tiny kitten rescued near busy road in Wicklow

They say a cat has nine lives and for one little kitten named Star, she appears to have used one of those lives up.

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling recently responded to a call to the ISPCA’s National Animal Helpline from a member of the public about a cat heard crying in a ditch near Ballyremon Commons, near Powerscourt Estate recently.

“Although the road was noisy with traffic, I heard a faint cry for help and discovered a very scared and soaked little tabby kitten. I had to act quickly in case she attempted to run,” Chief Inspector Dowling said.

The kitten, now named Star, was taken to a foster home for some much needed food and a warm, dry bed.

 “It is unclear how the kitten came to be in such a perilous position, so close to the busy road,” Conor added. “There are not a lot of houses in the vicinity and, enquiries suggest that none of the locals have kittens.

“Star was no more than seven weeks old and far too young to be wandering on her own. Huge thanks to the member of the public who heard her cry for help and called us.”

Once a little older, we will be appealing for a new loving home if we have been unable to locate an owner.

All cats and kittens adopted from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered/spayed (when of age), cat-flap and litter-trained.

We also offer six weeks free pet insurance. We ask for an adoption donation of €75 to help us cover some of our veterinary costs.

If you would like to support ISPCA Inspectors investigating allegations of cruelty, neglect or abuse to animals and to help towards their rescue and rehabilitation, please if you can, make a kind donation to support our work. Please Donate Now


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