No-Kill / Low-Kill / Kill Shelters

[From Wikipedia] “A Kill shelter is an animal shelter where animals are killed if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption or due to lack of shelter space. No-Kill shelters reject killing as a means of population control.” Low-Kill shelters use killing as a means of population control but minimise such […]

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Targeted Trapping

Targeted trapping is trapping within a specific targeted area, be it a single colony on a farm, or all the cats in a village, a townland or a county – or the whole of Ireland! Basically, it’s a method of TNRing an entire colony at a time before moving on to the next surrounding colonies […]

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High Volume Spay/Neuter

High volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinics abound in the States. Sadly there’s not to many of them in Ireland, but they can be arranged. High volume simply means spay/neutering in high volume – the clinic is set up to neuter cats quickly and efficiently, with no loss of quality and care. Thus a high volume of […]

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Skrootchie 2005 – 13th Nov 2011

My Skrootchie’s kidney failure finally kicked in last week. He’d been shaky for a while and we were trying different diets to see if he would pick up again. But on Friday he went seriously downhill and tonight he was becoming distressed with no hope of improvement, and he was euthanased. He wandered in to […]

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Seeking A Loving Home

*** HOMED *** Well, sadly there’s been no response to Jack’s ‘Lost’ postings and there’s no sign of anyone looking for him. I find it hard to believe he isn’t lost rather than dumped, but you never know these days. He’s settled into mine grand out, has the run of the place and has been […]

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Vet Visit

Jack and I headed down to the vets on Wednesday and it seems he’s a small 12-14 month old (rather than the 8 month old we first thought). He’s in good nick apart from being undernourished and he has burn on his hind paws. This could mean he’s been in a car engine – so […]

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Arrival

Kate, from Bantry House, called us on Monday 11th April – a wee kitten had turned up in their gardens the day before, could we help. We don’t really have the funds to take in rescue kittens but we couldn’t say no. And it’s always nice to visit Bantry House! So I duly popped up […]

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Medical History 2

Name Selene (short for Selenicereus grandiflorus, srsly), Queen of the Night Description Beautimous, aloof tortie. Grudgingly turns to butter when snorgled. DOB Not known exactly, but approx 18/9/10 Place Of Birth Cork city, Ireland Felocell CVR Annual booster due 12/1/12 Neutered No, too young FIV & FELV Status not known, too young for testing Other […]

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Medical History 1

Name Saguero Pitaya Description Black male, white star on chest, softest furr, soft as butter. Calico female, bandit eye markings. Even softer than her brother! DOB Not known, guessing around mid August 10 Not known, guessing around mid August 10 Place Of Birth Cork city, Ireland Cork city, Ireland Felocell CVR Annual booster due 12/1/12 […]

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Collection

A gent in Cork had contacted West Cork Animal Welfare Group about his neighbours’ cats. They weren’t neutered and were producing litter after litter of neglected kittens. Sound familiar? He was willing to get the adults neutered himself but was hoping WCAWG would take the latest litter of kittens once they were old enough to leave mum. […]

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Arrival

So Jenni brought the Cacti round to mine and we settled them into their room. And I rushed off the intertewbs to look up cacti and their flowers. Easy naming – lovely, lush black guy, Saguero; beautimous butterkist calico, Pitaya; typically aloof, aristocratic tortie, Selene (short for – don’t laugh – Selenicereus grandiflorus), Queen of […]

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Ivor Rehomed!

I dropped Ivor off at his new forever home yesterday. And I don’t think he’ll need a trial period in this one! Leslie’s place is wonderful for cats – lots of sunshiney spaces, including window sills with wee stairs for cats with only three legs! And the only other animal companions are tiny pigmy hedgehogs […]

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Ivor Has a Sad :(

Ivor and I have just realised it’s been two months since he came to us. And we’ve not found a home for him. We’re all very sad about this because he’s such an adorable, faithful puss. We haven’t had one call about him. It’s always more difficult to home adult cats and I’m really surprised […]

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In Memoriam

Shapoloh was euthanased, peacefully at home today. We saw the vet again last Friday and were told that nothing specific was wrong with her. There was nothing to treat. My little shadow’s immune system had finally given up. Deciding a day and time is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I can understand […]

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Forever Homes Found

Mercury is off to her new home in Drimoleague today. She’s delighted to have found a lovely family to share her life with and is looking forward to exploring her new environment and friends. May and Freddie are going to be moving up the road, not far at all. Also to a lovely family, with […]

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