*** 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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Free HUGs!

I’d a great few hours today, shaking a bucket for HUG (Homes for Unwanted Greyhounds) in Bantry town. Lovely bunch of people, great cause – and fabulous, gentle, friendly greys. Lots of people were interested to meet HUG’s greyhounds, to learn more about the situation for greyhounds in Ireland (not good) and the wonderful work […]

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Why Won’t People Neuter?

For some time now I’ve been meaning to write about why, for decades, rescues have been recommending adopting from rescues and neutering, rather than breeding; and why it sometimes seems like we’re making very little headway. Sinead O’Connor’s facebook announcement that she’s going to breed her cat once before neutering has prompted me to finally do so. Sinead’s announcement […]

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Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

[16/11/14 Updated with Research and Light links & info] I was recently contacted about a staffie taken by the dog warden, presumed aggressive, and marked for death as a result (see their FB page Save Ruby for more info). While I have a fair understanding – and disagreement with – BSL it made me realise how little information I […]

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Do Unwanted Animals Need to Burn to Death to Get Noticed?

Check out this fabulous, sensitive article from Louise Glazebrook on the Huffington Post, putting into words what I’ve been thinking the past few days – Do Unwanted Dogs Need to Burn to Death to Get Noticed? As the article says: Following the terrible arson attack at a Manchester dog home last week, where 53 poor dogs lost […]

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Stamps Promote Breeding

I am so sorry to see An Poste’s new stamps that promote breeding cats – not a moggie among them. Every time you put one of these stamps on an envelope you’ll be encouraging breeding yourself. Here’s my thoughts – and a few alternatives. What’re the Problems? A spokesperson from An Post said: With four glamorous […]

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Greyhound Industry Facts

From Compassion for Irish Greyhounds (FB) Greyhounds who are not fast enough for the track, or who incur injuries while racing, are no longer profitable. They are often killed while only a few years old. Some are shot. Thousands of greyhounds go missing each year in Ireland. Many greyhounds found dead have their ears cut off. […]

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Limerick Greyhounds Update

From Greyhound Safe There cannot be many Greyhound advocates now who do not know of the slain Greyhounds, found in April 2012 at a disused quarry on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland. Within 24 hours of the grim discovery the ‘identification markings on two of the animals were still intact’ enabling the Bord na gCon […]

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Limerick Greys Candlelit Vigil Cork 2013

The bodies of seven greyhounds, who were shot and left to decompose, were discovered in a Limerick quarry in April 2012. To mark the anniversary of this tragedy, vigils were held in Limerick, Cork and Dublin, organised by various groups, including Compassion for Irish Greyhounds and Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW). SOS Levrieri, who home many LAW greyhounds in Italy, also […]

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Candlelit Vigils

It is now one year since several dead greyhounds were found in a quarry in Co Limerick. To mark the anniversary of this tragedy, vigils are being held in Limerick, Cork and Dublin. SOS Levrieri, who home many LAW greyhounds in Italy, are also holding vigils in Milan and Pisa. When & Where Thursday, April 18th […]

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Just a Staffy Cross

by Trudie James, Doris Banham Dog Rescue Today is just another day – to me they’re all the same I have the worst of genes you see, I bear the “Staffy” shame.

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Maple Syrup

*** REHOMED *** Friendly but timid, no collar, no tag. A friend of mine, remembering the unknown, unwanted, unhelped stray that was runover on Valentine’s day (story here), picked Maple up and dropped her with Jenni.

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