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!

Asparagus Tips

Gus came from Cavan pound to AHAR to me for fostering in Febrary 2012. We don’t know how he got to the pound – stray, abandoned, surrendered or cruelty case. He’s a wee affectionate JRT cross, about 1 year old, neutered (so someone cared about him once), emaciated (not just painfully thin, genuinely emaciated), mange […]

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Gibson Says Ohai!

Think it’s about time I introduced you to the latest arrival. Meet Gibson! Gibson was surrendered to ARC (Animal Rescue Cobh) around 23rd April 2012. Sporting a fetching head tilt, a full set of balls and an FIV positive status, ARC were a bit worried about finding a home for this poor boy. And Samantha, evil […]

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Joe Bones Brown 2004 – 20/3/12

Joe Bones Brown was euthanased at home on Tuesday 20th March 2012. He’d broken his spine back in November 2010 and seemed to recover well from it, despite nerve damage. But the nerve damage worsened and he started going downhill towards the end of 2011. The vets said the kindest thing was to euthanase him […]

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Scrabble Update

Back when Scrabble had her medical nightmare with thrombocytopenia, we tested her for FIV/FeLV – and she tested positive for the former, FIV. Normally I wouldn’t hesitate to rehome a healthy FIV positive cat, as long as the new owners were aware of the disease and willing & able to deal with it. But Scrabble […]

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Granny’s Progress

Granny Weatherwax came to me around 12th Sept 2011. She was in a pretty rotten state – skanky, skinny, arthritic, one eye black with a bleed, FIV positive, affectionate as anything. She’s staying. And I thought I’d track her progress. Hoping she’s gonna clean up and have a few years left in her. So far, […]

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Skrootchie

Skrootchie’s another local Bantry stray that came seeking food at mine. Needless to say, he wasn’t stray for long after that!

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