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Volunteer Christmas Wishlist

As Christmas is coming up, a lot of people like to give donations online (which we would greatly appreciate) but there are also actual items required by our hard working volunteers at the kennels, and by the animals themselves.

For Volunteers

  • Teabags
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Biscuits

For Animals

  • Catlitter
  • Cat Biscuits
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Hotwater Bottles
  • Blankets
  • Cuddly Toys
  • Treats
  • Dog food (“Red Mills winner”)
  • Dog food (wet)

Should you want to donate any of the above, feel free to drop out to the shelter. Thank you!

Mojo homed after HUGE response

Thanks to all that offered Mojo a home, he finally got sorted. Unfortunately we can’t reply to every offer individually, but please know that we appreciate each and every offer! Please also consider all the other lovely dogs needing homes, they are all just as deserving ūüôā

Update on Timmy

Timmy was up for rehoming as he had been found in a field, no shelter eating raw food. He was a lucky boy as he came to us and was homed three weeks ago, having been vaccinated
castrated and of course microchipped.

He looks very happy with his new pal Penny. They enjoy
the great fields around them on their walks.

Good luck wee man!

Kennels Maintenance

We had quiet two weeks recently with all dogs homed, including Rosie the Collie and Porridge, so we took the time to get out drains renewed, it was badly needed!


We also painted the kennel and floors – it looks like new but ¬†won’t last long. ¬†All volunteers worked hard to get it all done before we got any more dogs in….

Duck Rescue

We got call from person recently that a Mammy duck and her babies were camped in their front garden!

So Fiona was dispatched and with bit of help from her trusty net she got them all. Took them to the water and let them out.

Good result! Another one for the casebook…

Get Your Cat Neutered at Discount Price

We just have arranged with local vets to neuter your cat at a discount.

If you would like to get your cat neutered, whether male or female contact either by calling our landline 042 9335045 and leaving a message or by emailing


We really need to try to get the cat situation under control, so we are prepared to trap, neuter and return where possible.

More neutered cats means less homeless kittens starving on the streets. If you really love and care about cats, get your neutered today!

New Microchip Law for Dogs in Ireland

The Louth SPCA is delighted to announce that the country will have to be microchipped and registered as of midnight tonight (31st March). Owners will be subject to ‚ā¨5,000 fines if their dogs are unchipped.

The new law is being brought in with the hope that it will help weed out illegal puppy farming, and improve general welfare for animals. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney reminded dog owners that they have to comply with the law from tomorrow on.

There are currently four authorised databases on which dogs can be registered: Animark, Fido, The Irish Coursing Club and the Irish Kennel Club. All of these will issue an ownership certificate which allows owners to ensure registered details relating to their dog are correct. The certificate is also needed for transfer of ownership.
The Department of Agriculture says purchasers should not buy or accept a dog without a certificate.


Coveney says the cost of microchipping a dog is falling and has been subsidised by state funding. He said that the programme has a range of benefits.

Widespread microchipping of all dogs brings a range of benefits including the protection of the welfare of dogs and assist with speedy identification of stray dogs and their owners.

‚ÄúIt will act as a deterrent for those who abandon dogs and assist in identifying marauding dogs and those that pose a threat to livestock or people.‚ÄĚ

MJ emigrates to Sweden

This is pic of MJ now. He went to Sweden last Saturday. Emigrated!!

swedish MJ

So after being dumped last year with bags of rubbish, he is now a much loved pet to a family in Sweden!

We will miss his ways as he was a terrible thief, everything went to
his bed in the kennels. The girls’ jackets, hats, scarves, other dogs toys, bags of food – just about anything. He was very mischievous.

We wish MJ all the very best for the future!