These two gorgeous cheeky little bruisers arrived in to us today and were NOT one bit happy with their bath-time. They are all fresh now and waiting for everyone to come see how cute they are.
We have received our new registration number under new regulations from the Dept. Of Agriculture. This number will have to appear across all social media platforms when we are advertising any of our animals that are ready for adoption. The legislation requires any person who sells or supplies more than 5 pet animals in a calendar year to register with DAFM. It also requires sellers or suppliers of pet animals (including Dog Breeding Establishments registered with local authorities) to include their registration number on any advertisement (including on-line advertisements), the age of the animal, the country of origin of the animal [...]
We are back driving safely on the road again. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to each and everyone of you who donated and helped us meet our target of €5,500. It is great to have a reliable vehicle that us and the animals here can rely on. Beep Beep :)
Liz, Sue and Eileen are off gallivanting to The Big Smoke for our next Adopt A Dog Day. The White Moose Cafe are hosting the event again this year, and it will be a great day if last year is anything to go by. We hope to see all our friends, old and new and we would like to thank Paul and The White Moose Cafe for hosting again this year. Our Adopt A Dog Day will take place on April 4th at 12-2pm.
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. [...]
We would like to thank and acknowledge the Department of Agriculture for their allocation of €50,000 which will be a great help with the running of our shelter for the upcoming year.