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2612, 2020

Ex Gratia funding

December 26th, 2020|

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.

1912, 2020

Chairman’s Christmas address

December 19th, 2020|

  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 [...]

312, 2020

Dog park opening hours

December 3rd, 2020|

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

1111, 2020

Did you hear ?

November 11th, 2020|

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 [...]

210, 2020

Almost there

October 2nd, 2020|

  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 [...]

210, 2020

Our very own Rapunzel

October 2nd, 2020|

  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 [...]

2109, 2020

Funding ideas

September 21st, 2020|

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 [...]

1809, 2020

Safety and wellbeing of public and staff during Covid 19

September 18th, 2020|

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 [...]

209, 2020

New kennels – the final countdown

September 2nd, 2020|

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. [...]

2707, 2020

Horse rescue

July 27th, 2020|

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 . [...]

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