The once vast colony of cats freely roaming the grounds of San Gorg Preca College in Blata l-Bajda has severely dwindled over the last three weeks as the vast majority of all the cats have seemingly been poisoned. It has so far been confirmed by an autopsy done by Animal Welfare vets that a type of poison was used to kill the cats which resulted in the thinning of the animals’ blood, leading to internal haemorrhaging.
Rita Buhagiar, one of the two volunteers who took on the laborious task of caring for the cats, came forward to The Malta Independent with further details. According to Mrs Buhagiar, out of 40 adult cats, 17 have survived so far while out of around 40 kittens, 7 are still alive.
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Rita is looking after a number of pregnant cats rescued from the college. Any donations are welcome to assist with her costs of food and vet care/medicine.