Local people up in arms over dumping of kittens

The 3 kittens rescued by Joe Mahon and being cared for by Joanne Judge. JPM0762

The 3 kittens rescued by Joe Mahon and being cared for by Joanne Judge. JPM0762

ANIMAL lovers in Irvinestown were shocked when four kittens were found abandoned underneath a hedge on Sunday evening.
The four kittens were found on a quiet road behind Brownhill Meadows in the Irvinestown area. Unfortunately one of the kittens had already died before it was found but the other three survived the ordeal.
 Local hotel owner Joe Mahon, pictured below, was out walking his dog when he came across a box and four newly born kittens. The tiny kittens were only been a few days old and their eyes had not opened yet.
“I was out the back of the house walking my dog when I came across a box and further down the road, the dog darted into the hedge and that was when I saw the four small kittens. I would not have seen them if it was not for the dog because they were so small.
 The road that I found them on would not be widely used, so they must have been left by someone in the box. It is a disgrace, I do not know why someone would do that. I never found anything like this in the area before,”  Joe added.
People in Irvinestown were shocked that the defenceless animals had been abandoned and some took to Facebook to express their disgust due to the mistreatment of the kittens.
Sara Stevenson said “I don’t know who could do it, glad you found them and they are getting looked after,” while Audrey Dixon expressed her anger saying “Horrendous, prison sentence needed for people that is cruel to animals.”
Joe was helped to recover the kittens by Catherine McGuigan who brought along a cat basket while Johanne Judge is kindly looking after the three surviving kittens and nursing them to full health.
 “Thankfully three of the four kittens have survived and are currently being looked after by Johanne Judge. The last I heard they were being bottle fed and doing well,” added Joe Mahon.

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