Its big and red but not Santa .....we are overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity from the Kavanagh family, owners of James Street Steel for their sponsorship and supply of steel for our new kennels. The Kavanagh family adopted a dog from the shelter a few years ago and we look forward to having them as our guests at our official opening of the new dog kennels in the Spring. Many thanks James Street Steel from all at Wicklow SPCA.
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Dog owners have been warned that terrible dog attacks on sheep over the last number of years are unacceptable and that they will be held liable for the costs. Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Dog Control has highlighted the responsibility of dog owners and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, particularly during lambing season. Dog attacks cause real and serious injury to sheep and have a very negative impact, both financially and emotionally, on the farmers involved and their families. Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers, especially if they join other dogs. [...]
Students from Avondale Community College will be joining us next Wednesday 15th January for an educational talk and tour. Other schools and colleges interested in visiting us please phone the office to book a date. We look forward to hearing from you.
Wicklow SPCA will be running four advisory clinics throughout the year. Staff from Avondale Veterinary Clinic will be joining us to share their considerable depth of knowledge. Our first clinic will be on Wed evening the 22nd Jan from 7pm until 8pm. Staff from Avondale Vets will speak on the benefits of neutering your pets, vaccinations, general care and other good animal welfare practices. This will be followed by a questions and answers session and of course a cuppa & biscuit. We propose to host our second clinic in April/ May and deal with legal requirements for pet owners. [...]
Over the last number of years we have endeavoured to keep our premises up to date with the requirement to run an efficient and effective animal shelter. Since 2016 we have opened an isolation unit for dogs , a mother and kitten unit for cats and a fully secure dog park. 11/11/2019 saw the start of phase 1 of the overall site development. We cannot thank everyone enough for their support down through the years and the project team who have set the wheels in motion for our biggest undertaking yet. We will leave no stone unturned to have these [...]
WSPCA is now an approved Petbond Rescue Centre Petbond was founded and is managed by Veterinary Surgeon - Dr. Tim Kirby. Tim has one outlook – to improve animal welfare, by changing the ways in which we source new pets. Petbond is Ireland’s most safe & trusted online platform where anyone can source a happy & healthy pet. With peace of mind, you can safely choose from any of their PetBond approved breeder or rescue centre options. Petbond only works with safe, ethical and trusted breeders whom they individually know and have certified as Petbond approved breeders. They also support registered animal rescue centres [...]
We say farewell and many thanks to part time staff member Karen Kinsella who leaves us next week after completing her years placement. Karen has all the time in the world for the animals in our care and has done great work with our facebook page. We are hoping she will continue to help out in a voluntary role. Good luck Karen in your new adventures.
Four members of staff from Elavon Merchant Services will spend a day with us at the animal shelter. From caring for the animals to cleaning windows we will make their visit a day to remember. If your workplace is interesting in participating please contact us at email@example.com