Irish Animals
Over 300,000 kittens are born in Ireland every year. Of those 180,000 kittens die before they are 4 months old.

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Trap Neuter Return
Trap Neuter Return is becoming recognised as an efficient and cost-effective tool for controlling and reducing feral cat populations.

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Neutering
Neutering your cats and dogs is one of the most important things you can do for your companion animals.

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Animal Advocacy is one not-for-profit person, nested in an inspiring network of charitable, government, public & networking organisations, volunteers and individuals.

We’re all part of that network!

I’m primarily involved in Trap Neuter Return (TNR) - maintaining and promoting Ireland's TNR Manual - How to Help Community Cats - and providing workshops and information evenings on all aspects of Best Practice TNR and Working Together. It's all about getting the information and skills out there - and, ultimately, solving Ireland feline overpopulation problem! At the same time, I do seem to end up doing a bit of animal transportation, fostering and rehoming in the process. And networking, fundraising and information provision. There’s always something!

DAR *PurrOut*

Just a quick *PurrOut* for Drogheda Animal Rescue (DAR), one of the fab TNR organisations that came along to our workshops this weekend. Liza passed on their recent publicity with County Matters Louth – an excellent example of how to promote TNR, rescue and volunteering effectively and inspiringly – AND, as Liza said, ‘… how to look windswept and […]

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Talking TNR in Navan & Athlone

Following on from our Cloughjordan TNR session back in March, CATalyst’s Talking TNR sessions are heading up north for the weekend. Learn all about TNR and why it’s the only humane, long-term solution to the feline overpopulation problem in Ireland (and the rest of the world!). Come and join us at either free event to find out more – and network […]

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BJ the Stray

*** GUARDIAN FOUND *** We don’t know the name of this sweet wee dog, but have temporarily called him BJ, short for Beagley JRT. He’s been wandering round Bantry market and the roadways around it today, all on his ownio. I’d spotted him, but couldn’t catch him – he was off on a mission. But I […]

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Cat Haiku

I was looking for a memorial poem for Granny’s memorial post. Found this. Cheered me up enormously. by Jon Kikuo Shishido You never feed me. Perhaps I’ll sleep on your face. That will show you. I need a new toy. Tail of black dog keeps good time. Pounce! Good dog! Good dog!

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Granny Weatherwax – In Memoriam

Granny Weatherwax was euthanased peacefully at home on Wednesday 21st January 2015. She was the gentlest auld girl, with the most affectionate headbonk ever. She is much loved and much missed. Sleep soft, dear friend.

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Talking TNR in Cloughjordan

As part of our collaboration with Feral Cats Ireland in the CATalyst Project, we’re Talking Trap Neuter Return this coming Wednesday, 4th March, at 8pm at the Thomas Macdonagh Heritage Centre in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary. Talking TNR Date: Wednesday 4th March Time: 8pm Venue: Thomas Macdonagh Heritage Centre, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary We’re here to help you humanely manage your community cats.

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