All posts by Louth SPCA

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!

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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 info@louthspca.ie

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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 €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.

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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.

“It 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.”

MJ emigrates to Sweden

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

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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!

Cassie gets a home

We don’t get to report so many success cases these days as we used to (Louth SPCA is very busy currently) but here is one we couldn’t let go by without sharing.

Cassie, an 8 year old Bernese Mountain Dog was surrendered to us and was not in a very good way at all. She was in need of a good groom and totally panicked when brought to the kennels.

Louth SPCA Inspector Fiona Squibb put her up a post on her Facebook Page asking if anyone knew of a good rescue or a suitable home as Fiona was worried about Cassie.  The next day she was flooded with calls, and Cassie was picked up that very day and taken to a lady called Alison in Ballymena who rescues any Bernese Mountain Dogs found or surrendered. She immediately groomed Cassie and as you can see from the photo, she is very happy in her new home (that’s her with her new Dad). She’s actually smiling for the photo 🙂

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Lucky girl! Thank you to everyone who helped us to help Cassie.

Christmas Donation Appeal

Many kind hearted people like to make a donation to charity around Christmas. We would ask that you consider the Louth SPCA this year when you go online to donate.

We currently have a lot of dogs and cats in the shelter, and believe it or not, they have to be fed and kept warm while they are here! Many of them also have vet bills that need paying plus other special needs.

The staff here are all voluntary, we get no pay at all, but we DO need money to keep the animals comfortable. If you can spare anything at all this year, please help us out! Thank you.

Your donation will provide food and shelter for rescued animals and help with the maintenance of our shelters
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Louth SPCA is registered charity number CHY 12479. Never give anything to anyone claiming to be a charity but not displaying their CHY number eg. “Animal Ark” or one of these outfits.