kittens rescue

Waterford regional hospital


An emergency of the unexpected kind unfolded at the carpark of the A&E department of Waterford Regional Hospital Friday 20th of July. The sound of crying kittens in the carpark was heard by a member of the public, who alerted security. Waterford Animal Welfare (WAW) were called and arrived at the scene without any equipment. This meant that they were unable to reach the trapped kittens. Wateford City Fire Service arrived shortly after and they were eventually able to reach the kittens by using specialist equipment. The kittens were cold and hungry due to their mother not been arround. The car that the kittens were trapped in belonged to a member of staff working at the hospital. While the rescue of the kittens was carried out, no damage to the car was caused to the vechile. The owner of the car was keen for the kittens to be brought to safety. The tiny newborns were brought straight to city vets, where they were checked over for any injuries due to been trapped in a tight space for so long. They are now been looked after by Mary Carney who fosters animals for (WAW). Andrew Quinn, said that Mary has the thoughest job now. The kittens have to be bottle feed every two hours. When they were found they were cold and miserable." They were given warm liquid, they came around and we are hoping they will survive."

Pet Necessities donated food for the kittens and the staff at Waterford Regional Hospital have also set up a fund for the kittens. Andrew said that both gestures are gladly welome.


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