Carson Wants His Mom

*** REHOMED *** Had an exciting morning this morning!!! Bantry market day – prime day for folk dumping their animals. We’ll catch ye doing it one day and ye’ll be fined and possibly imprisoned – it’s illegal. And it’s illegal for a reason – this story may have a happy ending, but that’s not the […]

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Larry Likes Dawgs

Jen came round with Maple recently, and all three of us popped in to visit Larry. And Larry was fascinated by Maple (Maple, I have to say, was not so impressed with Larry!). As soon as he saw Maple, Larry was following her round the room with enthusiasm – would this big creature play with […]

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12 Days Old

Tracey, the lady who asked for help for the Hole in the Wall Gang, thought they’d been born either Wednesday 15th or Thursday 16th May 2013. So they were around four or five days old when I picked them up in Clonakilty. This Monday they were around 12 days old. And I visited Carla, their […]

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Larry’s Therapy

Poor Larry was rather snot ridden when he arrived. Antibiotics prescribed, he was still having a wee bit of trouble breathing. The vet had wondered if it was possible to do the equivalent of a Vics steaming-hot-water-basin-with-towel-over-head equivalent – like mum used to force me to do when I’d trouble breathing (bless her). We didn’t […]

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Chance In Memoriam

When I was about to drive to Carla’s with the Hole in the Wall Gang, Xak called me. She’d a wee one day old kitten, who’d been brought to friends of hers by their dog. No sign of a mum. The best thing for neonatal kittens is another mum – handfeeding is great, but it’s […]

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The Hole in the Wall Gang

I got a call from Cork CAT a couple of weekends ago – kittens had just been born in a hole in a wall, not far from Supervalu in Clonakilty. They were accessible to local dogs, and in road pizza danger once they were mobile. Ann was off on holiday (Holiday? What’s that then?) and […]

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The Right Thing to Do

You may remember I posted about stray animals, specifically wandering sheep, a couple of days ago. With the research I did as a result, and the feedback I got, here’s a summary of what to do when you find stray farm and/or companion animals wandering on public roads. See the original article here.

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Twelve-Day-Old Kittens Hasin a Stroll

Kittens Merc, Beemer, Hawker & Alpha are only just starting to wobble about. Thought ye might like to see their efforts. Tis not very exciting – but kinda cyewt.

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Stray Sheep – Did I Do the Right Thing?

Okay, so, I’ve a question for ye – what should I do when I see sheep straying on the roads? Particularly the narrow, bendy, single track roads around here. I’ve had a wee look on the internet and only found one useful link (see below) – and I’m still not entirely clear, though I’ve a […]

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Inky’s Looking Good!

Inky’s been with me for three months now – how’d that happen? She’s hoping to travel to London to be with her long-lost family, but my UK trips have been postponed for a few months, so she’s staying with me in the meantime. I’m sure you’ll remember her story (if not, check the links below) […]

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Felines Looking for Forever

First off, please do not be looking at Hades – he’s a permanent resident at Jen’s – FIV positive and doing very well thank you. He’s been living with Jen for years and made it clear early on that he was going to stay. Jen didn’t stand a chance The other felines in the photos, […]

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Larry’s Here!

I picked up Larry on Tuesday, now fully vaccinated and ready to spend a wee bit of time with me till he finds his forever home. He’s still a bit snotty, so won’t actually be looking for his new home till that clears up, but I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce you to […]

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Larry

Larry’s a big, handsome, affectionate ginger tom with whiskers to die for. He came from Abbeyfeale where his guardian was unable to cope with her colony of 14 cats. If she’d neutered the original pair she wouldn’t have had a problem. Now she’s passed her problem on to poor Larry – he needs a new […]

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Pound Statistics 2005-2012

Well, environ.ie has published this year’s statistics for the Irish dog pounds. I’ve pulled the annual stats for Cork City, Cork County and Nationwide to have a wee look at what they might mean. You can see the itemised stats for the other counties, and more information generally, by checking the published figures. For each […]

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Limerick Greyhounds Update

From Greyhound Safe There cannot be many Greyhound advocates now who do not know of the slain Greyhounds, found in April 2012 at a disused quarry on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland. Within 24 hours of the grim discovery the ‘identification markings on two of the animals were still intact’ enabling the Bord na gCon […]

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