The Hairy Poems

I am much indebted to Belinda Morgan of The Hairy Project for letting me post some of her Hairy Poems here. I spotted the Sharing poem yesterday and asked Bel for permission to share it – and she gave me even more! AND some fab photos from her Hairy House.

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Pound Statistics 2005-2013

This year’s statistics for Irish dog pounds have just been published by environ.ie. Folk seemed to find the analysis I did last year pretty useful so I figure I’ll do the same thing again. As a result, while the figures are slightly different, the text may not have changed much. I’m gonna crack open a bottle of […]

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Ten Trusts

Happy Birthday to Jane Goodall, 80 years today. I’ve so much admiration for this woman who has made so much difference for so many. And I’m reminded of The Ten Trusts, a book co-authored by herself and Marc Bekoff that I read a fair while ago – so long ago, in fact, that it looks like […]

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Jim’s Coffee House, Glengarriff

Okay, I freely admit this has nothing to do with animal welfare. Except that I stopped by Jim’s Coffee House in Glengarriff after a very enjoyable home check just up the road. I’ve passed Jim’s frequently, and even dropped in once. But this is the first time I’ve had the time and inclination to stop […]

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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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Dog Fighting & Reporting

The ASPCA designated April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) to advance the conversation about dog fighting and to encourage animal lovers across the US to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty – find out more here (link updated April 2019). While the information will be specific to America, it will undoubtedly translate fairly easily […]

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Family in Desperate Need!

Help Urgently Required! Please help! After two long years of being on a waiting list for an exotic rare breed dog, we were finally notified by the breeder that at long last, our number has come up, and … WE’RE HAVING A PUPPY! We must IMMEDIATELY get rid of our children now, because we just […]

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Beautimous Bettie

*** REHOMED *** Special Needs Puss Bettie had skin cancer, left far too long by her guardian, and had to have both her ears removed. She’s spayed and about 9 years old, very friendly and looking for an indoor home as she can’t go out in the sun anymore. Poor thing – she’s with Sara […]

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Guardian Found!

Remember the delicious wee tabby that came knocking at mine earlier in the week? We found his guardian just up the road. Newly moved in, great at removing his collar and neutering appointment booked, the wee lad’s first adventure outside led him to my door. And when he didn’t go home I assumed he was […]

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Anyone Recognise This Guy?

*** GUARDIAN FOUND*** Gorgeous lil tabby guy turned up at my back door today. He’s in pretty good nick; maybe a bit thin, but not overly so; around 7 or 8 months, maybe a bit older; fairly friendly, if a bit wary; not neutered, so far. He’s no collar and isn’t microchipped and, to be […]

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Prohibition on animal cruelty. Oh! Except in blood sports.

Just having a dip into the new Animal Welfare Act 2013. The Irish government are admitting that hunting, coursing and fishing are cruel. But they’re not going to do anything about it. Am sure I must be misunderstanding but …

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Happy International Womens’ Day!

Thinking of all the fab international women I know and love *schmoo* I have been pondering recently how little has been achieved in the years I’ve been active in feminism, sustainability and animal welfare. Especially considering that folk have been campaigning long before I was even a sparkle in my dad’s eye (why just my dad’s? […]

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Happy Homing

Just a wee uplifting update – I’ve had a few photos in from rehomed fosters and thought I’d put them all here, in the same place, to show happy animals, Forever Homes Found. For me it’s always great to be kept updated. No matter how brief the stay, it’s nerve wracking dropping an animal off […]

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And Finally …

… from KLAWS (still 5 or 6 to come from RAWR) we have six more arrivals, though Tank will be staying with me as he’s decide the UK isn’t for him, so only five for the journey. Firstly, we have the doralicious Donald and Bubbles (their brother, Tank, is included in the pics but won’t […]

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Tyson & Cait Dubh

Tyson & Cait Dubh have been staying with Kate, near Glengarriff, for a few months courtesy of KLAWS. Tyson, a neutered male, is very calm and friendly towards humans, but he can be a bit of handful with older cats. He’s a stunning looking boy, with medium to long black fur and a fantastic main […]

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