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 and, in the case of dogs, to provide [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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