Greyhound Safe

A voice for compassion for Greyhounds, advocating an end to Greyhound racing. Raising global Greyhound issues, awareness and campaigns. Website: GreyhoundSafeIreland on FB

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Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland (GRAI)

An association of animal rescue and rehoming organisations in Ireland. All member organisations are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused and abandoned greyhounds. We take in greyhounds from dog pounds, members of the public, veterinary surgeries and the police. We also help responsible trainers and owners re-home their greyhounds when they are no longer […]

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Erin Hounds

Erin Hounds is based in the North of England and aims to help a few of the many abandoned and neglected sighthounds that fall on hard times in Ireland. Website: www.erinhounds.co.uk

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Limerick Feral Cats

A small group of cat-loving volunteers, dedicated to improving the lives of feral cats in Limerick city and county. We do this primarily by neutering and returning the cats. We also provide food and shelter for feral cats that have no one to look out for them. On occasion we have tame cats and kittens […]

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Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW)

Rescue and rehome dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and many other animals when they find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. We have a no-kill policy. The animals remain in our care until we find the right homes for them. Website: www.limerickanimalwelfare.ie

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Training

I would have guessed that Bruce hadn’t had any or had minimal training before he came to me. But he’s a quick study, loves the attention training gives him, is food orientated and is very eager to learn. He learned ‘Sit’ in about three lessons. He comes when he’s called – so much so that […]

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Socialisation

People Bruce lurvs people! In fact, he can get so excited on meeting new people that he has small accidents. Usually letting him out to do his business just before someone’s arriving sorts that out. Dogs The first time I was with Bruce when he met another dog was at the vet’s – another dog […]

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Food & Drink

This pic best shows how skinny Bruce was when he arrived at mine. He’d already been groomed so I can’t show you the extent of the matting he originally arrived with. For the first day or so I fed him little and often – he’d have eaten until he was sick otherwise. But soon enough […]

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House Training

I think it’s safe to say Bruce wasn’t housetrained on his arrival. But he’s a quick study and, though he still has accidents, he’s nearly there. Most nights there’s no accidents, and no accidents at all during the day. He’s figured this out mostly on his own – I’ve let him out frequently and let […]

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Medical History

Name Bruce Description Male collie cross, mostly black with splashes of brown and white, with white paws. DOB Around 2 years February 2013 Place Of Birth Probably somewhere in West Cork, Ireland. Picked up in Bantry. Wormed / Defleaed 8/3/13 Vaccinated Fully vaccinated. Booster due 22/2/14 Neutered Yes Microchipped Yes Other Medications None. Healthy during […]

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Donegal Pet Rescue

Donegal Pet Rescue (DPR) (North West Pet Protection Ltd t/a Donegal Pet Rescue) was formed to address the problem of unwanted, abandoned & neglected dogs & cats & to respond to issues of Animal Cruelty across County Donegal. A voluntary, non-profit organisation, we are committed to the rescue & re-homing of dogs & cats. We […]

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CATalyst

Towards the end of 2012, Maureen from Feral Cats Ireland got in touch to give me the heads up about an exciting new TNR project being set up by Done Deal Animal Foundation (DDAF). They wanted to inspire TNR projects throughout Ireland by raising awareness through advertising, information provision and workshops, and by providing equipment to groups […]

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Animal Advocacy

In the autumn of 2009 my mum had died unexpectedly, just a month before she was due to move over here. I was devastated on so many levels. Words can’t express. Not long after, RAWR started heading in a different direction from my original vision. Large scale targeted trapping in West Cork came off the […]

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Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

In 2008 I sold my business, burnt out from seven years self-employment 24/7 with very little to show for it, and from the emotional devastation of the FIE virus. With the house free of kittens for a while, I had time to think. We’d done a great job in difficult circumstances with the fostering, but […]

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The Beginning

Well, the beginning really started in my childhood when my parents instilled a respect and care for animals in me, without my even being aware of it. When I was allergic to the kitten, Beauty, I’d begged to adopt, my mum took me to the doctor and got me antihistamines to sort me out. No […]

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