Wicklow SPCA would like to thank Minister Charlie McConalogue from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for the recent ex gratia funding. This will help us to continue our work . Thank you.
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In a year in which the Coronavirus has affected us all, it is pleasing to report that here in the Wicklow SPCA we have completed and commissioned our new Kennels. A sincere thanks to our project Manager, Ken McAvoy, and our Builder, John Gray, for this outstanding addition to our facilities. Equally a very big thank you to Anne and her Staff for getting us through the ups and downs of 2020. To all the staff, volunteers, our friends and supporters, I send very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and the hope that 2021 is a better [...]
The dog park will be open for public use from 9am - 1pm Mon to Fri until further notice and is by appointment only. Please contact the office before arriving and each visit will be for a maximum of 30 minutes. Thank you
Many of you will have meet and heard our donkeys on your visits to the dog park, well we have news...some of them are heading off to new homes once the lockdown restrictions are lifted and all the required legislation is in place . These include Control of horsesIf you keep the horse in a control area designated under the Control of Horses Act 1996, (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1996/act/37/enacted/en/html) you must have a horse license for it as well as the microchip and passport. You are liable for any injury or damage caused by your horse to other people or to property. It is a legal [...]
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.
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.