Cool Paw Luke

Lil fiesty fella turned up in my garden, feeling peckish but not particularly friendly, today. It’s market day, and I’m always suspicious when stray companions appear on market day – it’s a prime day for people to dump the living creatures they’re supposed to be caring for. But it’s feasible the wee guy is a […]

Continue reading

Glengarriff TNR Reccy

Popped up to Glengarriff for RAWR (Rural Animal Welfare Resources) yesterday to do a bit of trapping and check out the caregiver situation. RAWR have neutered most of the cats in the area I was checking out. But a few more need to be done. And they’ve been proving elusive! So here’s some pics – including the three […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Feral Cat Awareness Week 2014

From 9th – 16th August, Ireland’s 5th Feral Cat Awareness Week 2014 was publicised and celebrated by Trap Neuter Return (TNR) groups all around the country. Spearheaded by Feral Cats Ireland, the networking resource for TNR (see more info below), the week got some great publicity – and loads of information was generated and shared. So much so […]

Continue reading

Scrabble’s Memory Lives On

When I posted Scrabble’s memorial again recently, a year after her death, Shannon Johnson got in touch to say she’d a wee feral, if not exactly the spit of Scrabble, at least very like her – could she name this wee one Scrabble? Of course I said yes – with a tear in my eye, […]

Continue reading

*** DRUMROLL ***

Okay folks!!! *** BIG DRUMROLL *** *lil twirl* *raises top hat* As part of National Feral Cats Awareness week 2014 *cymbols CLASH* we’d like to introduce to you *stray cat caterwaul chorus* the launch of the Fantastic *applause* the Magnificent *enthusiastic applause* the Fantabulous *thunderous applause* TNR MANUAL for IRELAND!!!! *the crowd goes WIIIIILLLLLLD*  Download it here […]

Continue reading

Newstalk and TNR

A ten minute sound bite Are Feral Cats Taking Over? on Newstalk this morning was very interesting – and great publicity for TNR! The broadcast was part of the publicity campaign that is National Feral Cats Week 2014, spearheaded by Feral Cats Ireland, the networking resource for TNR in Ireland, and it was wonderful to hear the information […]

Continue reading

TNR Manual Coming Soon!

[Update: you can view the final version here:] *** Please NOTE: the links in the manual are NOT yet live on Feral Cats Ireland (FCI), but they are on this site – replace any FCI link with http://www.animaladvocacy.ie/[page name] *** http://issuu.com/animaladvocacy/docs/tnr_manual_for_ireland

Continue reading

*Tappity Tappity Tap*

I finally caught the wee black baby!!! Yay! *lil twirl* You may remember our Abandoned in Bandon story a couple of weeks ago. A mum and four kittens, abandoned by their guardians (Cherry Doublebarrelled Name and her partner), had made their way to a neighbours. We’d tried to get the family, but the tiny three-week-old kittens […]

Continue reading

Cape Clear TNR

One of the most inspiring TNRs I’ve taken part in so far!!! Sry – about elebenty billion photos again – can’t decide what to omit! And it does cover an entire weekend! So, what am I on about this time? Community Cats Network organised an extremely exciting pilot project TNR on Cape Clear this weekend past. […]

Continue reading