Eligible for Adoption?

Just looking at old email queries. Got a great reply for this one: Query: “We have 2 adult cats ferrel with 3 kittens in our bank yard and we are afraid to leave our grandchildren out in the yard can you tell us how to get rid of them any ideas are welcome” Reply: The […]

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Things to Do Before the Storm

1. Bring your domestic animals inside: These weather conditions are not exactly ideal for your dogs and cats to be outside in – so make sure you bring them in this afternoon to keep out of the storm’s way. If you have outdoor dogs or cats and for some reason won’t bring them in to […]

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Black Cat Appurrciation Day 2017

Black Cat Appreciation Day – black cats (and dogs) want the word spread that they’re the least likely to get adopted and the most likely to be killed in pounds around the world. Don’t discriminate – adopt a black companion!!! And Neuter for heavens sake. Nina is still looking for her forever home – a […]

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*** 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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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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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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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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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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Why Home Check?

We’ve done a couple of homechecks recently for A Dog’s Life and West Cork Animal Welfare Group – one for a dog and one for a puss. And, of course, I’ve done homechecks all through the years for myself and the other organisations I volunteer for. I often get asked why we homecheck and thought […]

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Toffee Transport

Toffee’s a wee 6-month-old-ish poopy. He’s gorgeous inside and out. His people let him stray on the road and, unsurprisingly, he came back broken. Lucky to be alive he’d two broken legs – one a complicated fracture requiring special surgery. His people decided not to be his people any more and Jennifer took over. One […]

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How to Make a Small Dog Happy

How to keep a small dog happy for a week – for only three euros! You might remember Yogi, who I fostered for Kerry KLAWS not so very long ago? Just thought I’d include a wee post to share some cracking pics I took of her while she was here. I’d got her a postman’s […]

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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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Happy Endings

A Happy Ending! You  might remember Gasket, an auld girl who joined us back in February, found in a car engine in Dunmanway? We’ve spectacular news – she’s going home! Gasket was microchipped!!! It’s the first time a rescue cat that’s come to me has been chipped – and it’s such a rush to know they’ve […]

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