Bruce Runs Free

Bruce & I headed down to Bantry airstrip today for a wee run round and a sniff or two. He’s so reliable at sticking by my side I risked letting him off the lead – and though he didn’t come back to me straight away every time, he came back pretty quick when called. He’s […]

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Indifference Strikes Again

WARNING! Disturbing Image. Yesterday afternoon several people told me of a wee, dead, runover dog up by the Maritime, just at Bantry House’s back gates. When I went over to check I found the wee thing, looking like he’d been perfectly healthy before his encounter with a car, lying on the pavement. A green collar […]

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Gasket Says Ohai!

Meet Gasket. A rather bedraggled adult girl with some kind of eye problem, she’s the most affectionate of pusses and will be looking for her forever home in the not too distant future, when she’s recovered a bit from her ordeals. Bizarrely, I was just driving past the Dunmanway turnoff on my way home today […]

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New Arrivals At New Start

Another terrific trip to the UK done and dusted. Fifteen felines packed their bags and girded their loins for the nerve wracking journey to New Start in Newent, Glos, UK. Don’t get me wrong! Their transport accommodation is as comfortable as possible, and they’re fed, watered, cleaned out and snorgled at various stages in the […]

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Bruce

Bruce was found wandering, starving and flea-ridden, in Bantry town recently. Taken in by RAWR, he’s going to stay with me for a wee while till he puts some weight on. Bruce just arrived at mine this afternoon. Picked him up from the vet and we’d a wee walk through Bantry on our way home. […]

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National Hare Coursing Finals Protest, February 4th – Be There!

From ARAN Dear Cork Members; We are writing for your urgent help. Up to 30,000 hare coursing supporters and supporters of other cruel sports such as fox hunting, shooting and deer stalking will converge for a three day event at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The final day, Monday February 4th, will see thousands of […]

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Tumbleweed

*** REHOMED *** Tumbleweed (so named for the tumble he took out of the car that dumped him) is looking for his forever home. Just picked him up today and he seems in great nick. Will be getting him vaccinated and vet checked tomorrow, and neutered on Monday. We reckon he’s maybe around 18 months […]

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I Could Never Work Here

When you say to an animal shelter or humane society employee “I could never do your job, it would break my heart. I love animals too much” or words to that effect, it sounds like you are saying: 1) That we don’t also love the animals, even though we’ve taken minimum wage (or no wage) […]

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How Could You?

Copyright Jim Willis 2001 When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was “bad,” you’d shake your finger at me and ask “How could […]

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Dear Mr and Mrs Average Pet Owner

Author Unknown, but could be any kill shelter worker or rescuer Thank you for contacting us animal rescuers, shelter volunteers, and foster-homes about your inability to keep your pet. We receive an extremely high volume of inquiries and requests to accept surrendered animals (and none of us is getting paid, OK?). To help us expedite […]

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Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened

I found this on the internet – I don’t know where it originated from unfortunately. ‘Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened’~ Anatole France Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy […]

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The Water Bowl

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to […]

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Loss of a Heart

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here”.

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And God asked the feline spirit

And God asked the feline spirit “Are you ready to come home?” “Oh, yes, quite so”, replied the precious soul. “And as a cat, You know I am most able to decide anything for myself.” “Are you coming then?” asked God “Soon”, replied the whiskered angel. “But I must come slowly My human friends are […]

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A 14-Year Old Convalescent Cat in the Winter

by Gavin Ewart I want him to have another living summer, to lie in the sun and enjoy the douceur de vivre – because the sun, like golden rum in a rummer, is what makes an idle cat un tout petit peu ivre – I want him to lie stretched out, contented, revelling in the heat, his fur all […]

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