Louth SPCA

Dealing With A Barking Dog

While the Louth SPCA would ideally like to think that every dog is happy in his environment, we all know that many are not. This unhappiness often manifests itself as excessive barking. Unfortunately if this dog is being regularly fed and has shelter (kennel for instance), our hands are tied as we only deal with …

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Neglect Cases still a thing…

We don’t report much from the actual frontline fight against animal neglect and cruelty in County Louth, but you can be assured it still goes on. Here is a recent callout Fiona had to make about 2 small dogs in abandoned and in distress. The terrier as you can see is doing “okay”, but the …

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New Sign on Our Gate

Behold! We have a new sign on our gate! It was commissioned for Louth SPCA by Catherine, part of the team. It was very kindly donated by “Gers House Signs”.

Reasons for neutering your cat

Aside from the fact that County Louth has a stray cat population of biblical proportion, there are other good reasons to neuter your cat.

Food Donation and Grant

VetSpec recently made a very generous donation to Louth SPCA. We got about thirty bags of food – of every variety! Much appreciation to them. On another note were very pleased to receive our Ex Gratia Grant from Minister McConalogue, Dept of Agriculture Food and Marine, for an amazing 26,000 euro. We hold our breathes …

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Did my dog have a stroke?

It’s rare when the words “stroke” and “scary” don’t appear in the same sentence. That’s why it’s important for dog owners to know the symptoms of a dog stroke and how to move forward with treatment. A sudden loss of balance and a head tilt are just some of the signs, but strokes take scary …

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Level 5 Restrictions

As a result of last night’s Level 5 announcement we will be restricting the number of people coming in and out of our facilities for the next 6 weeks. If you are interested in adopting an animal please contact us via info@louthspca.ie to make an appointment to visit. Our phone line is currently down so …

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Update on Jade

This is Jade who was found wandering on country roads. She was brought to Louth SPCA  as she had obviously recently had pups. We set about searching for he pups all over the area in which she was found. We came to conclusion she had just been dumped. She was so afraid to come to …

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Roxy Update

Roxy the German Shepherd came in as a surrender case. She had a life of living in a pen. She had a lovely nature but needed training. This photo is of her now in her new home. She lives with another two dogs. She is really fitting in and learning from the others and her …

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A Message from our Chairperson

Oliver Morgan, the PRO for Louth SPCA and committee member for past number of years, has decided to resign as of today (24/1/20). We would like to thank him for all his endeavours and support of the Society, especially in securing our Patron Brian Gartlan. On behalf of the Directors and Committee, I would like …

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Pony Rescue

Fiona was after this pony for the past 9 months but she disappeared for a bit. Finally a friend found her and she really needed treatment. Her feet were in awful condition, as you can see from the photo. She has been taken into care and now and has a buddy called Beyonce. Her new …

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How to Care for Exotic Pets

Having a pet is a wonderful thing. Pets are great for children, teaching them responsibility, and they are fantastic company to those who may live alone. However, if you have exotic pets, there are some things you need to know about taking care of your pet. An exotic bird or reptile takes a different kind …

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Pigmy Goats

Just a post to show how here at the Louth SPCA we never know what we are going to get next! These two Pigmy Goats were recently abandoned. They are wee devils that jump over EVERYTHING and bounce around a lot. Getting used to being handled… slowly. They have had offers of homes already. We …

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IPAAG reminds the public to beware of the pitfalls in responding to online ads for puppies

As Christmas approaches and the demand for puppies’ increases, the Irish Pet Advertising Advisory Group (IPAAG) is reminding potential buyers to beware of the pitfalls of responding to online advertisements for puppies and other pets to ensure that they ask the right questions to avoid falling victim to rogue breeders, who put profits before animal …

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Drought Impacts on Wildlife

Prolonged drought conditions can have impacts on wildlife. These impacts range from relatively minor – such as decreased fat reserves – to impacts resulting in a significant loss of wildlife. While some of these impacts from drought can be closely monitored and tracked, other impacts are difficult to monitor or evaluate. Currently, Louth SPCA staff …

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Hedgehog Rescue!

Case from Wednesday afternoon. People had tried to get it out of the drain but as you can see from the photo was quite stuck. Fiona arrived later and tried kitchen utensils (ladle, spatula etc). Then she had a soft lead she managed to get round his head. With the spatula and lead she managed after a …

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Caring for Chinchillas

Chinchillas are clean, quiet, odourless and attractive rodents that have been bred and farmed for their soft dense fur. Historically, chinchillas lived in an area that included parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, but today, colonies in the wild are known only in Chile. They are quite shy and are more appropriate as pets for adults and older children. …

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Buying A Fish

A fish can make a fun family pet. Every species has its own personality and needs, so make sure you know what you’re looking for. Do your research Read up about different species – how big they grow, and what other species they can share tanks with. Some species are up for a battle. Some …

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