Scrabble’s Medical Nightmare

Scrabble, tiniest of the Dunmanway Mountain kittens, was held back from the UK trip because she was worryingly skinny and pale. Possibly just a heavy parasite burden (defleaed and dewormed) but worth keeping an eye on. A few days after her siblings left, she was returning to a normal colour and was putting on weight. Looking good. […]

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More Scrumptious Irish Emigrees

29 felines packed their lil bags and emigrated to the UK this weekend. 6 from Animal Advocacy, 11 from Cork CAT, 9 from SNIP and 3 from RAWR. Tis the most I’ve ever transported – we added a seventh hospital cage to the passenger seat area – and everyone was humanely and comfortably transported as […]

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Advance Preview Emigrees Oct 11

The Dunmanway Mountain kittens and Spock are packin their tiny bags to emigrate to the UK this weekend. Nobody has visited to see these gorgeous kittens – if they had I’d have no-one emigrating, because these guys are the most snorgalicious bunch ever, and would be homed in a flash. We’ve a full van this […]

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Dunmanway Mountain Kittens Arrival

*** REHOMED *** The farmer brought these six three-month-old kittens in to Brookpark Vets in Dunmanway to have them all killed. He’s going to bring in two adults to have them killed – to control the population of cats at his farm. Killing is preferable to neutering for him – go figure. To see why […]

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Granny Weatherwax

Weatherwax is my new permanent resident. She appeared at another friend’s house, bedraggled and hungry. Brought in for a check, the vet reckons she could be ten years old, already neutered (so another needless operation – remember that microchip!), a slight wheeze in her chest but nothing to worry about, skanky, skinny, one eye is […]

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Lexington

Lexington, Lexx for short, was rescued by AHAR in Killarney from their local pound. He’d been siezed from his ‘guardians’ because of neglect. He was emaciated. Suzanne from AHAR noticed he had a hugely swollen shoulder, a growth. Once he was healthy enough for the operation the growth was removed. He bust his stitches the […]

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If It Should Be That I Grow Weak

If it should be that I grow weak, And pain should keep me from my sleep Then you must do what must be done, For this last battle cannot be won. You will be sad, I understand; Don’t let your grief than stay your hand For this day more than all the rest, Your love […]

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Marilyn

Marilyn, a charming and beautiful white female cat, adopted a couple in Ballydehob one day. But asthma struck and Marilyn came to us. Marilyn is deaf and will need an indoor, or enclosed outdoor, environment, well away from the dangers she can’t hear. Marilyn’s Story   Related Links Marilyn’s Gallery White Cats, Eye Colour and […]

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Val

I took a cat, Val, to the vets last week. He was so far downhill he died the next day. Reported/rescued even one day earlier he’d have survived. He hung out at Supervalu carpark in Dunmanway. He was known by the staff and the customers. Someone put him on a car bonnet in the sun […]

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Jack

Jack wandered into Bantry House grounds in April 2011, looking for food and attention. Strayed or dumped, he was delighted to find safety with us. See him pictured here, happy and content after a full meal at our fosterers.

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Medical History

  Name Arrullo Description Quintissential ginger male with white paws and chest. DOB Not known exactly, but approx 23/10/10 Place Of Birth Probably somewhere near Bantry, West Cork, Ireland Felocell CVR Annual booster due 12/1/12 Neutered No, too young

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Arrullo’s Arrival

Katie and her neighbours had seen tiny Arrullo and his mum begging round their doors for a few days, probably from the colony up the back of Bantry. No one had taken either of them in. But on Saturday 18th December, Katie managed to grab Arrullo as he skittered across the road in front of […]

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The Cacti

Three beautimous, but fluey, three-month-old kittens from Cork – visited us courtesy of West Cork Animal Welfare Group. Click on the chapter headings below to see their story.

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The Rainbow Bridge Rescuer’s Quilt

Originally seen on Cottage Rescue’s Facebook page in memory of Fay, the burnt Lurcher girl. As I arrived at the Rainbow Bridge, I faced all the animals who had gone there before me. Before each of us go to the Bridge, we live our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles, mirrored in the […]

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I Rescued A Human Today

by Janine Allen Copyright 2010 Rescue Me Dog Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her […]

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