Shapoloh

Rescued by me, handed over to a local animal welfare organisation for rehoming … and rehomed with me three weeks later, Shapoloh was an unintended addition to my family. And one of my first lessons in the abuse and neglect animals in Ireland are subject to. No digital camera in those days, so no cyewt […]

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Susy’s Qs

Found on Sunday 25th July, rescued on the 26th, these gentle wee furrballs were definitely dumped by their human caregivers. They’re safe now though!

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It’s JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me,” lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”

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Fostering

Author Unknown  Found on Pets Ireland forum (defunct) There I sat, alone and afraid, You got a call and came right to my aid. You bundled me up with blankets and love. And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug. I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold. That […]

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Disposable?

I was born in the summer a few years ago; Quite why I was born I never will know. Some folks owned my mother; decided to breed No reason I know of except for their greed. I know I was hungry, I know I was cold And they sold me quite early, at just five […]

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Ivor

Ivor, we think, was caught in a trap for several days. He had to get his left hind leg amputated but he recovered wonderfully.   Ivor’s Story   Related Links Ivor’s Gallery Three Legged Cats  

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A Pet’s Ten Commandments

1. My life is likely to last 10-23 years … Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up […]

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Thomas

I would love to be able to say, ‘Meet Thomas. Isn’t he gorgeous?’ – but his person killed him today. Because she couldn’t find a home for him. She contacted us nine days ago asking for help or she would kill him. We found a home for him this evening. But it was too late. […]

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The Cat’s Prayer

Author Unknown Although I am too proud to beg and may appear to be a very independent creature, I ask for your loving care and attention. I rely on you for my well being much more than you may realize.

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Cat Rescue

by Anne Burridge We ask for help and know they will be there. I call them angels – maybe you’ll agree, Each day comes with a heavy cross to bear – The work they do, the suffering they see: The pet discarded on the motorway To fall, alas, beneath a moving wheel. Her shattered limbs […]

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Noce (No One Cared Enough)

A tiny tabby and white male kitten died on the vet’s table today because no one cared enough. I didn’t have time to get to know him before he died, nor to give him a name to suit his unique self, so I named him Noce posthumously (an acronym for No One Cared Enough, pronounced […]

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Tommy

Tommy decided to move in with me in the spring of 2005/06. He tested positive for FIV. I gave him the best care I could but his poor living arrangements prior to moving in with me meant that the FIV kicked in early. He was euthanased 19th January 2008 after complete organ failure as a […]

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Vesper & the Hesperides

This was the first story I put on my original website – and I never actually finished it! Vesper was the first living creature to give birth in my house – she was just too pregnant when I got her for us to be comfortable neutering her. And I bought my first digital camera and […]

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The Kingston Concentration Camp Victims

Otherwise known as The Giants this crowd were rescued from Kinston’s Concentration Camp near Bantry, Co Cork.

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Jynx

by Jennifer Carroll Jynx was brought in by someone who didn’t bother to seek medical attention until he had lost all function in his hind quarters. They were not willing to pay for any testing or treatment. Basically he was surrendered. It turned out he had end-stage leukemia. As a result of the leukemia he had […]

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