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Gang of youths tried to set fire to kittens in Ballymun last night

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Thanks to Sabrann Ni Horain for the pictures
Thanks to Sabrann Ni Horain for the pictures

A group of youths attempted to set fire to four kittens in a box last night in the Dublin suburb of Ballymun.

According to local animal charity Dog's Aid, the animals were rescued before the horrible act could take place and the four kittens are now in their care.

Sabrann Ni Horain, who sent us in the pictures wrote: 

Here is the four cuties that were nearly burnt to death last night thank god for the two young lads who saved them and for Thomas and Stephen from North dublin cat rescue for picking them up and dogs aid for taking them in

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Noeleen Reilly was appalled by the attempted attack.

“I am absolutely disgusted to hear reports that youths tried to set four kittens on fire last night in the area. This is an absolutely barbaric act and I strongly condemn anyone involved in these actions.

"Residents in Ballymun are up in arms that anyone would try and do this to defenceless animals.
 
"Luckily the kittens were rescued in the nick of time and are now recuperating in Dogs Aid in Ballymun."

As the charity points out, these sorts of acts increase at this time of year and Councillor Reilly asked locals to keep an extra close eye on their pets at this time.

“Halloween can be a very testing time for our pets not only with fireworks distressing them but also there is a threat of attacks from some small minded individuals," she added.

Here is the four cuties that were nearly burnt to death last night thank god for the two young lads who saved them and for Thomas and Stephen from North dublin cat rescue for picking them up and dogs aid for taking them in