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!

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed

“… What does that mean, ‘tame’?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. It means to establish ties.” “‘To establish ties’?” “Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need […]

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Animal Experimentation Spoof Speech

Asked to provide a pro-animal experimentation viewpoint for an Animal Experimentation discussion, I wrote a speech to be presented at an imaginary Animal Experimentation conference, from the point of view of one of the experimenters/managers. While I can’t disagree with some of the points made, I have to say the ethos as a whole horrifies […]

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Do What’s Right

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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EPIC Reply

The most EPIC reply to the ‘if you don’t treat my pet for free then you don’t love animals’ argument courtesy of Dr. Virginia DeChant: I’m sorry so-and-so, but I cannot help you. You see, I’m one of those veterinarians who only works because I love animals.

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No I Don’t Want to Buy Your Puppy

Courtesy of Cindi Mcneil Regan on Rushton Dog Rescue FB: No, I don’t want to buy your puppy. I am a rescuer. I’ll see him later.

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There are no bad dogs – only bad guardians

from Carole Wall The family’s dog was bought for a guard, chained to a post in a chilly back yard. Housed in a shed that was airless and dark and every few weeks had a run in the park.

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