The animal was taken from a pen at the Cat Lounge in Smithfield

The owner of a cat café in Dublin is appealing for two people who stole a kitten to return it.

The tiny animal was taken from a pen at the Cat Lounge in Smithfield last night.

Manager Georgina O'Neill has given CCTV footage of the theft to gardaí.

She hopes they'll find those responsible.

"Two people came in and showed great interest in our tiny kittens.

"One of them actually distracted a member of staff while the other one put the kitten in this jacket and the two of them exited the Cat Lounge with the kitten.

"We haven't seen the kitten since - all we want is the kitten back.

"We have their faces, it's gone to the gardaí - and we would like to give the people the chance to just bring the kitten back, and then all will be forgotten about".