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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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Cork Rescue Expo 2016

We had the best time ever at the first Cork Rescue Expo at the SMA Hall, Wilton last Sunday! Big credit due to Rehoming Cork Pets and all the volunteers who organised the day – Grand Job – it was Terrific!!! If you don’t believe me, see our photos at the end of this article! Animal Advocacy (that’s […]

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TNR at Cork Rescue Expo 2016

We’re really looking forward to our stall at the Cork Rescue Expo this coming Sunday. We’ll have information on & representatives from most of the Trap Neuter Return (TNR) groups in County Cork. Great chance to network and/or find out more about this fabulous long-term solution to the feline overpopulation problem. Come along, meet us and find […]

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Feral Cat Shelters

Found a lovely little feral cat shelter & feeding station on Items for Sale or Free in Bantry (a great FB resource in my area). It needs a bit of weather proofing (primarily a more overhanging roof), but works lovely in the rare sunshine – got some snaps of my guys checking it out when it was installed. In the cold weather it’s especially important to provide community cats with warm shelters and safe, dry feeding stations.

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Sponsor A Companion

Sponsoring a companion is a fabulous gift to give any animal lover – including yourself! Our sponsor companions are permanent residents or long-term fosterees. Currently our felines looking for sponsorship are: Rodney Curly Wobbly Moe Read on to find out more about these special felines – and how to contribute towards their care and happinesses.

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Remember Me Thursday – 24th Sept

Remember the fabulous initiative Remember Me Thursday? Started by the Helen Woodward Animal Centre in America, it’s an adoption drive with a difference – and with international relevance. Your participation is key to promoting companion animal adoption from shelters and rescues – and saving lives! What does it involve? – lighting a candle on Remember Me Thursday, September 24, […]

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Beara Animal Rights Action Project

On Monday, 24th February, I set off for Castletownbere on the beautiful Beara peninsula. I was to meet Shonagh, one of the excellent vets from Kenmare Veterinary Centre. With her was Shadow (picture to come), an adorable three-legged rescue animal representative, and we’d all been invited to input to the Beara Community School‘s CSPE Animal Rights Action Project on […]

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Until There Are None Ltd

I thoroughly enjoyed attending Lis O’Donovan’s Animal Welfare course at St John’s in Cork back in 2011/12. I learned loads (not least of which, how to deal with people). This is one of the pieces of coursework we were assigned. Well, not exactly. Lis took great delight in getting those of us leaning towards animal rights […]

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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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Big thanks to RAWR!

The guys asked me to post a Thank You! to RAWR tonight after stuffing themselves silly with the donation they gave us. RAWR have food boxes in supermarkets locally for donations for their TNR and foster felines – and people can drop food into the RAWR shop in Bantry too. Sometimes they have an overflow […]

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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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What To Do When Your Dog Goes Missing

Interesting stats today from a UK survey by OnePoll on behalf of the Dogs Trust – What happens when dogs go missing? I’d imagine our Irish stats will be slightly different, probably more dogs straying, but otherwise not dissimilar. Do you know what to do if your companion goes missing? Find out here! The Survey […]

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Remember Me Thursday – 25th September

Have you heard about the fabulous initiative Remember Me Thursday? Started by the Helen Woodward Animal Centre in America, it’s an adoption drive with a difference – and with international relevance. Your participation is key to promoting companion animal adoption from shelters and rescues – and saving lives! What does it involve? – lighting a candle on Remember […]

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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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Bruce’s Happy Ending

It’s a while ago now, but you might remember Bruce who came to me in February 2012 to be fostered for RAWR. He was a poor soul on arrival – scarily thin, untrained and a bit nervous – but a very enthusiastic dog, eager to learn and faithfully by my side wherever I went. He […]

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