Although we’re not a rescue organisation, we inevitably take in animals from time to time. If they’re unwell we ask the vet to heal them. And, if we’re too late to help, we ask the vet to give the animal an easy journey out. When they’re well enough we neuter, vaccinate, worm and deflea and they stay with us till we can find a good home for them.
This section tells their stories. By following these links you’ll find each companion’s story, their medical history and links to more pictures (in some stories). As these webpages were started in 2012, we’ll only include a few animals from earlier years.
The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. ~ Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928
Lexington, Lexx for short, was rescued by AHAR in Killarney from their local pound. He’d been siezed from his ‘guardians’ because of neglect. He was emaciated. Suzanne from AHAR noticed he had a hugely swollen shoulder, a growth. Once he was healthy enough for the operation the growth was removed. He bust his stitches the […] Continue reading
Marilyn, a charming and beautiful white female cat, adopted a couple in Ballydehob one day. But asthma struck and Marilyn came to us. Marilyn is deaf and will need an indoor, or enclosed outdoor, environment, well away from the dangers she can’t hear. Marilyn’s Story Related Links Marilyn’s Gallery White Cats, Eye Colour and […] Continue reading
Jack wandered into Bantry House grounds in April 2011, looking for food and attention. Strayed or dumped, he was delighted to find safety with us. See him pictured here, happy and content after a full meal at our fosterers. Continue reading
Name Arrullo Description Quintissential ginger male with white paws and chest. DOB Not known exactly, but approx 23/10/10 Place Of Birth Probably somewhere near Bantry, West Cork, Ireland Felocell CVR Annual booster due 12/1/12 Neutered No, too young Continue reading
Katie and her neighbours had seen tiny Arrullo and his mum begging round their doors for a few days, probably from the colony up the back of Bantry. No one had taken either of them in. But on Saturday 18th December, Katie managed to grab Arrullo as he skittered across the road in front of […] Continue reading
Rescued by Jennifer Carroll, fostered by me, Jenni tells how they came to us: The Stone family was brought to my attention when a women who works locally approached me and suggested that I either take the kittens or she would ‘introduce them to the navy’ (ie. she’d drown them!). I reluctantly agreed and was told […] Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
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 […] Continue reading
by Jennifer Carroll & me Einstein was found running around loose in Bantry Supervalu in June/July 2008, allegedly having found his own way in from the main road – more likely dumped there by someone. Liam, one of the staff was told by the duty manager to take him outside and let him go – ‘He’ll find […] Continue reading
Banjo, a teeny female calico, wandered into Bantry bikeshop at the age of around 5 weeks in July 2007. All four paws had bad burn damage, two pads peeling off completely, and her hind leg was burnt to the bone. We figured she’d got the injuries from travelling on a car engine. She was terrified […] Continue reading