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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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!

Another AWESOME Lunch

A smaller gathering than usual this month, with four representatives from RAWR, Cork CAT, DAWG and Animal Advocacy attending. We’d a great time as usual, sharing stories and experiences, and putting the world to rights. I totally forgot to take pics during lunch again, but have to share the wonderful Chapel Steps Restaurant & Wine […]

Continue reading

UK Trips Update

I’m finding a trip every 6 weeks a bit much so, unless I can arrange for someone else to do trips, and/or find another rescue in the UK to take in cats, the trips will be roughly every 8 weeks from now on. I’m guessing this means that everyone will have more cats to go, […]

Continue reading

Miss Tipsy Settles In

Miss Tipsy, our latest permanent resident, has been with us just over a week now. She’s got her own separate room until she gets her FeLV booster (I’ve a stray FeLV, Hobo, who sleeps in the house at night) and she’s settling in really well. I let her out with the FeLV-free guys at night […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading