Bruce’s Happy Ending

It’s a while ago now, but you might remember Bruce who came to me in February 2012 to be fostered for RAWR. He was a poor soul on arrival – scarily thin, untrained and a bit nervous – but a very enthusiastic dog, eager to learn and faithfully by my side wherever I went. He […]

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Stamps Promote Breeding

I am so sorry to see An Poste’s new stamps that promote breeding cats – not a moggie among them. Every time you put one of these stamps on an envelope you’ll be encouraging breeding yourself. Here’s my thoughts – and a few alternatives. What’re the Problems? A spokesperson from An Post said: With four glamorous […]

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Cock of the Walk

Got a call from Katie today, around 5pm. She, her daughter Lola and her friend Nadia had spotted a peacock walking up Church Street in Bantry, cool as you please. So far, cars had driven round him, but the girls reckoned he wasn’t going to last long. They had him cornered in a triangle of grass and […]

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Cutest Mutant Ever!

I can’t believe Curly’s been with me since February and I haven’t introduced you properly! I did post a couple of videos on Facebook. But I hesitated to bring him to attention because I really wasn’t sure what to do with him. I’ll explain … When Curly came to me from KLAWS we knew there […]

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Feral Cat Awareness Week 2014

From 9th – 16th August, Ireland’s 5th Feral Cat Awareness Week 2014 was publicised and celebrated by Trap Neuter Return (TNR) groups all around the country. Spearheaded by Feral Cats Ireland, the networking resource for TNR (see more info below), the week got some great publicity – and loads of information was generated and shared. So much so […]

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Update on Larry

Not quite a month since Larry and I headed up to Cork to see if Gilabbey could help him with his chronic snots. We’d had a pretty successful fundraising campaign to raise the funds for the op and the tests and the recovery – thanks again to all who donated – Larry, KLAWS and myself […]

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KLAWS Kerry

I’d a wee change of scenery yesterday and headed over the mountain to meet up with some of the volunteers, and movers and shakers, in KLAWS Kerry. We’d arranged a pot luck lunch and chin wag for no other reason than meeting face-to-face (some of us have only ever met on Facebook) and because Georgina […]

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Halt the Horror

including some extracts from ICABS‘ pages The Republic of Ireland has become one of the last remaining countries in the world to allow hare coursing. The blood sport has already been banned in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and remains illegal in most civilised nations. Why have so many countries made this blood sport illegal? […]

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Scrabble’s Memory Lives On

When I posted Scrabble’s memorial again recently, a year after her death, Shannon Johnson got in touch to say she’d a wee feral, if not exactly the spit of Scrabble, at least very like her – could she name this wee one Scrabble? Of course I said yes – with a tear in my eye, […]

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*** DRUMROLL ***

Okay folks!!! *** BIG DRUMROLL *** *lil twirl* *raises top hat* As part of National Feral Cats Awareness week 2014 *cymbols CLASH* we’d like to introduce to you *stray cat caterwaul chorus* the launch of the Fantastic *applause* the Magnificent *enthusiastic applause* the Fantabulous *thunderous applause* TNR MANUAL for IRELAND!!!! *the crowd goes WIIIIILLLLLLD*  Download it here […]

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Newstalk and TNR

A ten minute sound bite Are Feral Cats Taking Over? on Newstalk this morning was very interesting – and great publicity for TNR! The broadcast was part of the publicity campaign that is National Feral Cats Week 2014, spearheaded by Feral Cats Ireland, the networking resource for TNR in Ireland, and it was wonderful to hear the information […]

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TNR Manual Coming Soon!

[Update: you can view the final version here:] *** Please NOTE: the links in the manual are NOT yet live on Feral Cats Ireland (FCI), but they are on this site – replace any FCI link with http://www.animaladvocacy.ie/[page name] *** http://issuu.com/animaladvocacy/docs/tnr_manual_for_ireland

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Toot! Toot!

You’re going to have to excuse me tooting my own horn here – I’ve been helping Cork CAT out with their new webpages and I’m delighted with the results. Ready for your perusal – check out the new site here. I really hope you like!!! Let me say upfront, I’m no great shakes at design. But WordPress, the software […]

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Lexi’s Waiting For You!

Lexi’s waiting for you to hurry up and come adopt her! She’s a most beautimous calico, around one year old, neutered and fully vaccinated. She’s very shy, but once she trusts you she’s a purrnuzzlefest extraordinaire. I’m fostering Lexi for KLAWS Kerry. She came to me from Shannon of Animal Rescue South Kerry on Saturday and I’ve been […]

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Desperately Seeking!

*** REHOMED *** Anna wrote to me, asking for help, saying, I started looking for homes for my 3 cats at the beginning of March. We have to leave our home and I am devastated to have to rehome them. They are my babies. Anna’s babies are Fluff, Sock and Whitey and she told me […]

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