Gardaí, just yesterday, found three abandoned kittens in a suitcase in Dublin 1.
They shared the image of the defenceless kittens on their Twitter, alongside a reminder for pet owners to always be responsible.
The Garda Press Office said the kittens have since been re-homed.
3 Kittens found abandoned in a suitcase in Dublin 1 today. A reminder to everyone to be responsible pet owners. pic.twitter.com/Kvt3X21eVf
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 10, 2016
The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016 alone, a huge increase on previous years.
The good weather and milder Autumn temperatures apparently led to more kittens being born, experts say.