A Different Kind of Trapping

Not my usual video, but I thought ye’d like to see a different kind of ‘trapping’. I’d a lovely day yesterday with my friend Gail, her horse May and pony Michael. I wanted to share it with you, and here’s 2.5 minutes of our 2ish hours with trap, horse and powny around the back roads […]

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Curly & Barley & Blackrock Castle & Tescoes’ No Waste

Me & Curly & Barley went up to Cork on Thursday to visit the fab Joe & Suzanne at Sunbeam Vets. It turns out Curly has a fractured pelvis – he’s especially vulnerable because he has cowhocked legs (my lovely lil genetic mutant). So he needs six weeks cage rest. Barley (another wee genetic mutant, who […]

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Pound Statistics 2005-2015

The 2015 statistics for Irish dog pounds have just been published by environ.ie. 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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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 […]

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Ducks Seek Hospitality

I heard through the grapevine that eight ducks had been abandoned at the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry at the weekend. I didn’t have much luck getting through to them to find out what was going on, so headed up there to see for myself. Sure enough, eight waddlers were sticking together in the grounds, somewhat […]

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Jim’s Coffee House, Glengarriff

Okay, I freely admit this has nothing to do with animal welfare. Except that I stopped by Jim’s Coffee House in Glengarriff after a very enjoyable home check just up the road. I’ve passed Jim’s frequently, and even dropped in once. But this is the first time I’ve had the time and inclination to stop […]

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Bruce Runs Free

Bruce & I headed down to Bantry airstrip today for a wee run round and a sniff or two. He’s so reliable at sticking by my side I risked letting him off the lead – and though he didn’t come back to me straight away every time, he came back pretty quick when called. He’s […]

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Asparagus Tips

Gus came from Cavan pound to AHAR to me for fostering in Febrary 2012. We don’t know how he got to the pound – stray, abandoned, surrendered or cruelty case. He’s a wee affectionate JRT cross, about 1 year old, neutered (so someone cared about him once), emaciated (not just painfully thin, genuinely emaciated), mange […]

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Lexington

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 […]

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