Help needed to house more than 60 stray cats in Naas

Some of the 60 cats needing homes.
The KWWSPCA urgently needs help to rehome stray cats and kittens, including between 60 and 70 currently being fed by two elderly men behind their home close to Naas, writes Theresa Murray.

The KWWSPCA urgently needs help to rehome stray cats and kittens, including between 60 and 70 currently being fed by two elderly men behind their home close to Naas, writes Theresa Murray.

The felines landed on their feet when they found the two kind gentlemen who have been feeding them well. However, they have increased in numbers as cats will and are now out of control.

And they are only one of many cases of feral cats needing urgent homes. “We have reports of lots of feral cats throughout the area, including in urban Naas,” said the Animal Welfare Officer. She added that some are in need of urgent vetinary care and are starving.

The situation, described by the animal welfare body as “chronic” will involve trapping, neutering and releasing the cats.

“Unfortunately the KWWSPCA funds can’t stretch to paying for all this ourselves, and we are asking for cat lovers to consider giving some financial and/or practical help with this problem,” the Animal Welfare Officer said.

“We also need offers of homes - farm yards, stud yards, anywhere where they will still be fed but can live an outside life.”

Anyone who can offer any help or suggestions as to where the cats and kittens could be rehomed can call 087 6887136.