A group of children have this morning saved the lives of five newborn kittens - after they were dumped in a plastic bag and left ‘to die’ in a bus shelter.
The tiny creatures were found this morning in a bus shelter in Mullaghbawn - which is near Newry in Co Armagh.
A USPCA spokesman said: “It contained FIVE newborn kittens.
“The creatures appear to be a day or two old and are likely to have spent the entire night outside in the damp and cold.
“A kind member of the public took the kittens into the USPCA Newry Animal Hospital this morning and they are now being cared for.”
The animal charity said that without the kindness of their rescuers the kittens would have died.
“Thanks are due to the rescuers, without their intervention the kittens would have died and shame on the callous individual who saw fit to dump them to their fate.”