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!

Dear Mr and Mrs Average Pet Owner

Author Unknown, but could be any kill shelter worker or rescuer Thank you for contacting us animal rescuers, shelter volunteers, and foster-homes about your inability to keep your pet. We receive an extremely high volume of inquiries and requests to accept surrendered animals (and none of us is getting paid, OK?). To help us expedite […]

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Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened

I found this on the internet – I don’t know where it originated from unfortunately. ‘Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened’~ Anatole France Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy […]

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The Water Bowl

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to […]

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Loss of a Heart

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here”.

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And God asked the feline spirit

And God asked the feline spirit “Are you ready to come home?” “Oh, yes, quite so”, replied the precious soul. “And as a cat, You know I am most able to decide anything for myself.” “Are you coming then?” asked God “Soon”, replied the whiskered angel. “But I must come slowly My human friends are […]

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A 14-Year Old Convalescent Cat in the Winter

by Gavin Ewart I want him to have another living summer, to lie in the sun and enjoy the douceur de vivre – because the sun, like golden rum in a rummer, is what makes an idle cat un tout petit peu ivre – I want him to lie stretched out, contented, revelling in the heat, his fur all […]

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