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!

Scrabble’s Medical Nightmare

Scrabble, tiniest of the Dunmanway Mountain kittens, was held back from the UK trip because she was worryingly skinny and pale. Possibly just a heavy parasite burden (defleaed and dewormed) but worth keeping an eye on. A few days after her siblings left, she was returning to a normal colour and was putting on weight. Looking good. […]

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More Scrumptious Irish Emigrees

29 felines packed their lil bags and emigrated to the UK this weekend. 6 from Animal Advocacy, 11 from Cork CAT, 9 from SNIP and 3 from RAWR. Tis the most I’ve ever transported – we added a seventh hospital cage to the passenger seat area – and everyone was humanely and comfortably transported as […]

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Advance Preview Emigrees Oct 11

The Dunmanway Mountain kittens and Spock are packin their tiny bags to emigrate to the UK this weekend. Nobody has visited to see these gorgeous kittens – if they had I’d have no-one emigrating, because these guys are the most snorgalicious bunch ever, and would be homed in a flash. We’ve a full van this […]

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Dunmanway Mountain Kittens Arrival

*** REHOMED *** The farmer brought these six three-month-old kittens in to Brookpark Vets in Dunmanway to have them all killed. He’s going to bring in two adults to have them killed – to control the population of cats at his farm. Killing is preferable to neutering for him – go figure. To see why […]

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Granny Weatherwax

Weatherwax is my new permanent resident. She appeared at another friend’s house, bedraggled and hungry. Brought in for a check, the vet reckons she could be ten years old, already neutered (so another needless operation – remember that microchip!), a slight wheeze in her chest but nothing to worry about, skanky, skinny, one eye is […]

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Lexington

Lexington, Lexx for short, was rescued by AHAR in Killarney from their local pound. He’d been siezed from his ‘guardians’ because of neglect. He was emaciated. Suzanne from AHAR noticed he had a hugely swollen shoulder, a growth. Once he was healthy enough for the operation the growth was removed. He bust his stitches the […]

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