All going to plan we hope to move into our new kennels shortly. This dream has become a reality and that is due to the massive support we have had from everyone. From the initial application for grant aid to the sourcing of a reliable builder we are privileged to have worked alongside many good people. But I must single out Mr Ken McAvoy a gentleman who was volunteered by another person and has managed the whole project from start to finish.
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During the lockdown Liam decided that he would like to help us with some fundraising for the kennels by letting his hair grow and organising a sponsored head shave. Liam and his family raised almost 2,000 euro and this money will be used towards the landscaping and benches surrounding the new kennels. Photo - Mr Don Commiskey , Chairman - Mr Ken McAvoy , Project Manager - Mr Liam Ruth with his daughter Anna and their 2 dogs. Thank you
Many thanks to the following for their support and offer of assistance with fundraising to help complete our new kennels. E. Bolger Art Evanna created these two beautiful paintings from photos taken by Anne Fitzpatrick here in WSPCA. 15% of the proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to Sharpeshill. The darker painting Rescue Me can currently be viewed in Kilmantin Art Gallery. Cllr Mary Kavanagh Mary is a gifted artist who has designed and produced a calendar. The paintings are of well know beauty spots around Wicklow Town and County. The calendars are currently on sale in [...]
From 19 September 2020 While we have many Covid 19 safety procedures as possible in place in our shelter ,we have at this point in time made the decision that an appointment will be necessary to visit our premises. Pets available for adoption can be viewed on line through our social media sites. These include facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Appointments can be made through phone calls to the office only . 0404 44783. The dog park will remain available by appointment and in accordance with Government protocol . Please take care of your pets and look out for each other and [...]
As we begin the month of September we would like to give you a little update on the progress on our new dog kennels. We are on second fittings at this stage with the structural work completed. Our new unit includes 20 kennels , reception area and storage. Each kennel contains an indoor heated area and an attached exercise space. We are expecting delivery of the new raised beds shortly. Water, electricity and waste treatments are in place. The reception and store rooms are dry lined and the exercise yard is fenced but there remains a little work to be completed [...]
On Friday 24th July a report was received into the office that a mare was in a state of neglect with some open wounds on her body. We tried to act as quickly as possible and with the assistance of the IHWT and members of An Gardai Siochana the mare and newly born foal were removed to safety. She is receiving veterinary care for her wounds and on antibiotics . She is also in need of a full dental. Hopefully with monitored care and comfort the mare and foal will recover fully.
Nothing is impossible if you try hard enough.....everyone that has ever supported or contributed to the care of animals will understand what it means to us to see our new kennels almost completed. Clean, fresh, heated , secure individual spaces with 8 fully secure exercise pens. We are running a fundraising campaign to help with the costs of finishing the project . These items include 30 raised dog beds, dog equipment ,food and water bowls, cleaning utensils, brushes and floor squeegees. Larger items include a reception desk and furniture , computer equipment, phone system [...]
In the current climate we are no longer taking on new volunteers or work experience placements. We will update this policy in due course. Many thanks to all those who have offered, we hope to see you again very soon. If anyone has good ideas for fundraisers please get in touch with us. Our main fundraising open days and flag days are currently cancelled so any help would be much appreciated.
Wicklow SPCAs plan of action to reopen during the next month. Currently WSPCA is not open to the general public. Our gates are closed at all times. Anyone looking to view a cat or dog can do so by contacting the office on 0404 44783 and requesting an appointment time. After receiving your appointment date/time and arriving at the entrance you will need to phone the office and a member of staff will let you in. Facebook is currently the best place to see what animals we have available for adoption on a day to day basis. Our buildings, offices, shop and toilets [...]
Hi everyone, if you could take a few moments to nominate us on the link below using our charity number 20033552 for a grant from Movement for Good. It will help us continue to look after all the lovely animals that come through our shelter until they find their forever homes! NOMINATE US HERE: https://movementforgood.com/#nominateACharity