A sick kitten in need of medication has been stolen from the Cat Lounge in Dublin’s Smithfield area. A reward has been offered for the kitten’s safe return.
The Cat Lounge launched an urgent appeal on Facebook after discovering the kitten went missing on Wednesday, April 11.
“We are so concerned for Lizzie as she is too young to be separated from her siblings. She is microchiped. She also needs her medication!!!” reads the Facebook post.
On Friday, April 13, the Cat Lounge posted that they are now offering a reward for the kitten’s safe return.
“We are now offering a reward for the safe return of Lizzie we are so worried about her! She needs to be returned so she can continue her medication and be with her siblings,” read the Facebook post.
“Please please bring her back.”
The owners of the Cat Lounge believe a man and woman were responsible for stealing the kitten. The couple removed Lizzie from the cage and left the lounge swiftly thereafter, reports Joe.ie.
"In 30 seconds, we realized that the cage was slightly ajar and kitten was missing," said a staff member.
"There wasn't even two or three minutes between the time of them leaving, us noticing and first checking the floor.”
CCTV footage is currently being examined by gardaí.
Lizzie is five-and-a-half weeks old and white and black in color. Any information on the missing kitten should be reported t the Cat Lounge in Dublin or North Dublin Cat Rescue Ireland.
The Cat Lounge, which was inspired by the famous cat cafés in Japan opened in Smithfield in October 2017.