Easter Egg Hunt March 18th 1-4pm We are having a family fun day which will include an Easter egg hunt and a little parade for the kids and dogs. The day promises to be filled with fun for young and old. A Prize will be up for grabs for best dressed dog and owner so get your thinking caps on. (Irish Theme)
Many thanks to Faith and Liam for all their help over the past week on work experience from East Glendalough College. And Leah, our regular little helper who runs our kitchen with her family on our open days. We all know where to find Leah when she is missing in action...
This lady was lingering around for a while and a concerned member of the public noticed that she had given birth to some puppies in under a tree. They were brought into us where she has access to a soft bed, warmth and some good food. She is a little sad and lost at the moment but we hope she will learn to trust again over the next while. Update - a very kind lady has stepped forward and Bluey and her 5 puppies have gone to foster care.
Our first volunteer induction class of 2019 will be held in Sharpeshill animal sanctuary on Sat April 6th. We will continue to take names of interested participants until April and only after attending an induction class will potential new volunteers be eligible to sign up. Photo-- from a supporter on their visit to the elephant orphanage in Nairobi
Following on from the visit and inspection of our shelter by Mr Peter Hepburn from the Association of dogs and cats home UK, we are delighted to inform our supporters that our application for membership was approved and our shelter and its operations reach the standards required. We look forward to learning and working with the assistance and advice from such experts in the animal welfare kingdom.
Transition Year students from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin visited the shelter in November for a look around and a talk on animal welfare. They decided after seeing the work we do here in Sharpeshill to undertake a fundraising project for us. They produced a beautiful calendar and Christmas cards and presented us with a cheque for funds raised.
Alfie is a Revenue Commissioners detector and was one of the many participating organisations at our "All about animals" educational and family event last year. This year we will be holding the event on May 5th. Admission €5 per adult, children free
Another beautiful day and an opportunity to bring some of our dogs on a day out away from the shelter. Our dogs were on their best behaviour in Glendalough when meeting some tourists and all came home with smiles on their faces.
Wicklow SPCA wish to thank our Minister Mr Creed and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for awarding Wicklow SPCA a grant to help us continue our work. Thank you.
Mrs Claus has sent us a text this morning to let us know that she would like a cup of tea and a biscuit when she arrives tomorrow morning ,Sunday 2nd December at Wicklow spca. Mrs Claus is bringing her story books and is looking forward to meeting all the lovely boys and girls from 1 O clock. There will be an opportunity to purchase some handmade local crafts from our stalls at the fair and it promises to be a lovely family day out.