Bright Eyes ‘inundated’ with abandoned kittens

BRIGHT Eyes Animal Sanctuary has said they’re facing ‘a huge financial burden’ as the number of pets being abandoned and dumped around the county rises significantly.
The Ballinamallard-based organisation has been inundated with calls from the local public, with their cattery full following a surge in young kittens being abandoned throughout Fermanagh.
“The biggest issue facing the [Bright Eyes Animal] sanctuary is pregnant cats and kittens,” said an employee at Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary, which is located on the Killymitten Road.
“The cost to neuter and spay cats seems to be the issue with most owners and with no financial help it is causing a crisis for rescues. More needs to be done around the Fermanagh area.
“We get no financial help to get these cats neutered and spayed and it is a huge financial burden for us,” they added.
Although there’s no exact reason as to why the number of abandoned pets has risen significantly in Fermanagh, it’s expected that the cost of living crisis is causing some household owners to take drastic action.
Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary has said they’re ‘completely inundated’ with calls from concerned residents across the county.
“We have five kittens coming from a lady in Ballinamallard in the next day or two and a further six kittens coming from a lady in Enniskillen this week,” said a concerned employee.
“We have also promised a lady from Belleek to take four kittens she found in her shed next week and Lost Paws NI have reached out for us to take five more kittens that will need bottle fed.
“Thankfully Caitlin in Lost Paws NI is helping to look after these five until we free up space.
“We also have our Cattery full with cats that have been surrendered to us. We currently have a total of 14 cats, excluding the four mothering.”

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