The ISPCA are seeking homes for 44 lovely cats seized from a property in Meath
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The ISPCA are seeking the public's help in rehoming 44 cats and kittens that were seized from a property in Meath.
The property had originally housed just three cats, but they had multiplied to this number in only three years due to the fact that none of them were spayed or neutered.
While all the cats were found to be healthy, the ISPCA judged it was a dangerous over-crowding situation as their numbers were increasing at such an unsustainable rate.
They found that it was only a matter of time before more serious welfare issues arose and removed the cats from the property.
ISPCA Inspector Elaine Reynolds said:
"This situation could have been prevented if the owner had neutered or spayed the three cats initially. We need pet owners to be responsible by spaying and neutering their cats or kittens as early as possible.
"Our centres are consistently at capacity, and it is vital that pet owners help us tackle the issue of pet overpopulation. Neutering and spaying is the most effective way to prevent cat over-breeding and it will go a long way in preventing unwanted litters of kittens from being born in the first place."
Spaying and neutering has overwhelmingly positive benefits in reducing the risk of certain cancers and curbing behavioural issues in cats as well as reducing the risk of birthing difficulties.
The ISPCA is appealing for new homes for the many felines in their care, they're looking for kind loving homes here.