Irish Animals

Over 300,000 kittens are born in Ireland every year. Of those 180,000 kittens die before they are 4 months old.

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Trap Neuter Return

Trap Neuter Return is becoming recognised as an efficient and cost-effective tool for controlling and reducing feral cat populations.

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Neutering your cats and dogs is one of the most important things you can do for your companion animals.

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Animal Advocacy is one not-for-profit person, nested in an inspiring network of charitable, government, public & networking organisations, volunteers and individuals.

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I’m primarily involved in Trap Neuter Return (TNR) - maintaining and promoting Ireland's TNR Manual - How to Help Community Cats - and providing workshops and information evenings on all aspects of Best Practice TNR and Working Together. It's all about getting the information and skills out there - and, ultimately, solving Ireland feline overpopulation problem! At the same time, I do seem to end up doing a bit of animal transportation, fostering and rehoming in the process. And networking, fundraising and information provision. There’s always something!

Pound Statistics 2005-2015

The 2015 statistics for Irish dog pounds have just been published by I’ve had a wee look at the annual stats for Cork City, Cork County and Nationwide. You can see the itemised stats for the other counties, and more information generally, by checking the published figures. For each area, I’m most interested in the number of dogs dealt with […]

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This Old Cat

This poem always brings a lump to my throat, having had several elderly felines grace my heart and home through the years – thinking in particular of Inky and Granny Weatherwax, much loved, much missed. And I think this photo of Jennifer & Inky says it all.

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KCADR Website

I’ve fostered a few cats for Kingdom Cat & Dog Rescue (KCADR), based near Kenmare, Co Kerry. I’ve worked with Sabine and Jackie, the management, for several years starting when they were running KLAWS with animal transport, fostering and writing their enews. Recently they were looking for a revamp on their webpages – and it’s […]

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*** WARNING ***

The image at the top of this article is from the USPCA‘s hard hitting advertising campaign to appeal to the Northern Ireland public to be aware of the tragic consequences of puppy farming. The image is distressing because puppy farming is distressing. Kingdom Cat & Dog Rescue (KCADR) just got a phone call from a very […]

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Blaze Brings You Warmths!

*** REHOMED *** Blaze, a stunning, lush tuxedo from Kingdom Cat & Dog Rescue, came to visit me on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – hoping to find his forever home! Blaze is a boisterous bundle of playfulness and curiowsity, AND, in the brief moments when he calms down, he is a gentle, purrful lapcat extraordinaire. He’s been with KCADR since […]

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Jet & Sandy

Jet and Sandy are looking for their forever homes at KCADR this spring. If you’re interested in Jet or Sandy, or any of KCADR’s rescues, call 087 394 1441 or contact them through their Facebook pages.  They’re currently located near Kenmare, Co Kerry, but are prepared to travel for a lovely home.

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