Cork CAT Cittens

I had a furr-ball when Larry and I visited Cork last week. I stayed with Ann from Cork CAT for two nights and Larry stayed with us for one and at Gilabbey for one (see his story here). And while I was there I got to play with … wait for it, wait for it … KITTENS!!! […]

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Lexi’s Coming to Visit

My latest KLAWS foster, Lexi, is coming to Bantry to stay for a while. She’s with Shannon near Portmagee, from Animal Rescue South Kerry, at the moment. But Shannon’s far too full and Lexi needs a change. Lexi’s a gorgeous one-year-old (ish) calico girl – neutered and fully vaccinated. She’s a little shy until she gets to know […]

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Larry’s Trip to Cork

*** WARNING – some people might find Larry’s post-op pics a bit uncomfortable *** Larry would like to send an incredibly warm thank-you headbutt and *purr* to all at Gilabbey Vets for looking after him so well on his two night stay there – and special snorgles are sent to vet Megan Parker Kenny, vet nurse Sinead […]

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Moe & Cerebellar Hypoplasia

I have noticed Moe wobbling about in the front window a few times when I’ve come home recently. Each time I’ve wondered if folk might worry about her when they see her jerky movements, which are a result of an undiagnosed form of ataxia – ‘the loss of full control of bodily movements’. Yesterday I […]

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Understanding The Link Between Violence Towards Animals and People

* Child Abuse * Elder Abuse * * Domestic Violence * Animal Abuse * Check out a fascinating new document, a downloadable .pdf – Understanding The Link Between Violence Towards Animals and People – A Guidebook for Criminal Justice Professionals by Allie Phillips of the NDAA and ASPCA. If, like me, you’re fed up with hearing ‘boys will […]

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Inky 1998 – 25/6/2014

I said goodbye to Inky today. She’d had various health problems recently, mostly related to her age, and so her last visit to the vet was not entirely unexpected. And yet I had not thought it would be today. She was a most affectionate and happy cat and will be sorely missed. You may remember […]

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More All Things Nice …

*** REHOMED *** It’s so difficult to get decent pics of black kittens sometimes – so I made a special effort with Fitz to help him find his forever home with his sister Honey – you may remember the pair, All Things Nice, I’m fostering for Cork CAT. And I got some FAB photos of this lil black babe! Imagine […]

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All Things Nice

*** REHOMED *** Great news! Sugar & Spice have found their wonderful forever home together, thanks to RAWR. But Honey and Fitz liked mine so much they decided to stay on for a wee while longer. They would like to find their own forever home soon though, preferably together. You’ll remember I’m fostering the family for a […]

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The Dance of the Fly Catcher

Reality shifts as Honey chases a fly. I was watching Seraphim Falls coincidentally – and the music made the ballet complete. Thought I’d share.

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Toot Sweet!

*** REHOMED *** Am doing a bit of fostering while Ann, from Cork CAT, goes on her holidays in France. (Can you say ‘Holidays’? I knew you could! *jealous*) Ann got these guys from a colony in the city – and they were extremely discombobulated by the experience of being gathered together for the journey […]

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Larry Needs Your Help

  If you can donate even just a small amount, it will help us reach our goal of €500. Visit KLAWS’ donation page and click the donate button to help Larry breathe clearly again. Don’t forget to mention Larry’s name when you donate!

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Animal Welfare Conference – Invites Are Out

The animal welfare organisations receiving funding from the Agriculture Department have been receiving their invites by email today. Very exciting! To find out about how to participate without an invite check the links on our previous post Animal Welfare Conference Update – 16th May. In the meantime, here’s the main info from the invites: April 9th […]

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Animal Welfare Conference Update – 16th May

Just writing to update on Simon Coveney’s Animal Welfare Conference, in Dublin Castle on 16th May 2014. Just last week news of it flew round facebook, and rescues and individual animal welfarites were all a bit concerned that we’d heard nothing about it. There was very little to be found on the internet apart from […]

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Help Find Budsie!

Please *share* and spread the word locally – Bantry, West Cork and surrounds. 9/4/14 Update: We’ve had no sightings since the last appeal. Original post follows: ‘Budsy’, a black and brown coloured Collie Dog went missing on the 27th March from Inchiclough, Mealagh Valley, just outside Bantry. He answers to the name of’ ‘Budsy’ but is […]

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Animal Health and Welfare Bill Public Consultation 2008 Part 1

I was delighted to find the original pdf of ANVIL‘s Animal Health and Welfare Bill Public Consultation Response from back in 2008. Over 30 Irish animal welfare organisations took part in the consultation about the pending animal welfare legislation, and the Report clearly gives a good representation of those experienced in the field. And I […]

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