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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This Old Cat

This poem always brings a lump to my throat, having had several elderly felines grace my heart and home through the years – thinking in particular of Inky and Granny Weatherwax, much loved, much missed. And I think this photo of Jennifer & Inky says it all.

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KCADR Website

I’ve fostered a few cats for Kingdom Cat & Dog Rescue (KCADR), based near Kenmare, Co Kerry. I’ve worked with Sabine and Jackie, the management, for several years starting when they were running KLAWS with animal transport, fostering and writing their enews. Recently they were looking for a revamp on their webpages – and it’s […]

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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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Blaze Brings You Warmths!

*** REHOMED *** Blaze, a stunning, lush tuxedo from Kingdom Cat & Dog Rescue, came to visit me on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – hoping to find his forever home! Blaze is a boisterous bundle of playfulness and curiowsity, AND, in the brief moments when he calms down, he is a gentle, purrful lapcat extraordinaire. He’s been with KCADR since […]

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Jet & Sandy

Jet and Sandy are looking for their forever homes at KCADR this spring. If you’re interested in Jet or Sandy, or any of KCADR’s rescues, call 087 394 1441 or contact them through their Facebook pages.  They’re currently located near Kenmare, Co Kerry, but are prepared to travel for a lovely home.

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Animal Rescue Truths

This poem, by Ashley Owen Hill, blew me away. I’m not sure folk who’re not active in animal welfare realise how emotionally draining, frustrating and heartbreaking it can be. But it is also totally and utterly rewarding. Worth it because they are worth it. Rescue is pain. Rescue is joy. Rescue is worth it… because […]

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Blaze & Kelly

*** REHOMED *** UPDATE: Blaze is still looking for his forever home – see his new post here *** Blaze & Kelly, stunning, lush tuxedo brothers from Kingdom Cat & Dog Rescue, came to visit me on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – hoping to find their forever home! Blaze is a boisterous bundle of playfulness and […]

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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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Peter’s Proposing a Partnership

*** RESERVED *** You might remember Peter from a few weeks ago, found lost and drenched by Bantry Boys Club. He’s been staying with Tim to recover from his experiences and is now ready to look for his forever home. He’s looking forward to a lifelong, committed partnership – would you accept his proposal? No […]

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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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Cashew & Almond

*** RESERVED *** Cashew and Almond were both found abandoned around the same time, trying and failing to fend for themselves. Almond, a playful and affectionate tabby & white boy, was found wandering in Coomhola. Cashew, a doralicious wee ginger girl, was found in the middle of nowhere, either dumped or fallen out a car […]

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BFF!!!

*** REHOMED *** Meillieur and Ami are two more unintentional tourists from RAWR. Currently fostered by Nadia in Bantry, Co Cork, this super-friendly pair are looking for their forever home together – and are prepared to pack their tiny suitcases and travel to find the perfect home!

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