**Custodial Sentence for Kilkenny Man**

On Monday 4th December 2017, in Clonmel District Court, Damien Power with an address at Turkstown, Co. Kilkenny was sentenced to two months imprisonment after pleading guilty to neglecting, or being reckless, regarding the health and welfare of a Patterdale terrier dog. The dog had severe injuries to its nose and jaw described in court as “consistent with some form of animal fighting”.

The case originated from a report to the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline from a member of the public who was concerned for the welfare of several dogs.
Waterford SPCA Inspector Alice Lacey visited the defendant’s property on Friday 8th January 2016 accompanied by Gardaí from Kilkenny Station. A number of dogs were found on the property and Inspector Lacey was particularly concerned about one male Patterdale Terrier with severe injuries to his lower jaw and nose.

The dog was immediately seized and brought to the City Vets in Waterford City for urgent veterinary assessment. It was the opinion of the attending veterinary surgeon that the dog had not received appropriate treatment its horrific injuries. The vet also believed that the injuries had been sustained over a period of time with a number of separate events contributing to the trauma to the dog’s face.
Inspector Lacey added: “The dog’s owner failed to seek veterinary treatment and had no regard for the suffering caused to this defenceless dog which would have endured extreme pain over a prolonged period of time. I would like to thank City Vets and the Waterford SPCA for their assistance in this case”.
Despite the best efforts of vets and care staff, the dog did not respond to treatment and had severe respiratory problems as a result of the injuries. Based on veterinary advice, he was euthanised on welfare grounds to prevent further suffering.

The Judge said the accused had shown a reckless disregard for the suffering of the dog and due to the veterinary evidence he could have considered a higher scale of sentencing but took Mr. Power’s guilty plea into consideration and imposed a two month custodial sentence .

Members of the public should continue to report animal welfare concerns to the ISPCA and Waterford SPCA by contacting the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or report cruelty online in confidence on http://www.ispca.ie/cruelty_complaint<http://www.ispca.ie/cruelty_complaint> or calling Waterford SPCA at 051-841432

Waterford SPCA co-funds the ISPCA Inspector which provides a licensed animal welfare officer to deal with animal welfare offences in the Waterford City, County and South Tipperary area.

Please help Waterford SPCA continue its work by donating securely to Waterford SPCA on the idonate link. Your donation helps us continue our work with abandoned, abused and neglected animals in the Waterford Area. Thank-you <https://www.idonate.ie/902_waterford-s-p-c-a.html>

You can help Waterford SPCA continue its work with abandoned, abused and neglected animals by:
> becoming a member of the society for €15 per annum
> helping with fundraising
> encourage friends to sign up for our regular e-letters
> reporting concerns of cruelty, abuse or neglect of animals.
> Karen in the office will be delighted to answer any queries you have regarding how to become a member of Waterford SPCA and how to sign up for volunteering with the society. The office is open every morning Mon to Fri, please call 051-841432 or email waterfordspca@eircom.net <mailto:waterfordspca@eircom.net>

***PRIVATE REHOMING***

**We are Sharing Info only and are not involved in this process so please direct all queries to the number below**

2 Black Female kittens need a new home. 
They are just about 2 months old.
Mother is vaccinated and recently got spayed.

Home checks may apply

If you are interested in giving these beauts a loving home please contact Vinvent on 0851594265.

Kitten Found

This beautiful little kitten was found on the Dunmore Road on Friday. She’s very tame and is being cared for at the moment by the finder. If this is your cat please contact Waterford SPCA at 051-841432 or email waterfordspca@eircom.net or PM us on Facebook. Thanks for your help.

Looking for Lily

Lily, a much loved young cat went missing from the Island Lane area of the Dunmore Road ten days ago. She has a white coloured stomach and has black and orange/mustard colouring on her back. If you have any information about Lily, please contact the office at 051-841432 or email waterfordspca@eircom.net to PM us on Facebook. Thank-you.

To Our Wonderful Volunteers & Supporters

A huge thank you for the help of our amazing volunteers at the spectacular sale in the Ramada at the weekend. We always need help at these events so your help was greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you especially for giving up your Sunday. The sale was a great success and we couldnt have done it without all our wonderful supporters. .
 
On behalf of the Waterford SPCA we would like to thank everyone who helps us help the animals.

SUPPORT THE SUPPORT WATERFORD SPCA @OUR SPECTACULAR SALE IN THE WATERFORD VIKING HOTEL

Waterford S.P.C.A spectacular sale in Waterford Viking Hotel Sunday September 24th

Waterford S.P.C.A are holding a spectacular sale in the Waterford Viking Hotel,Cork Road, on Sunday 24th September from 12 Noon to 4 pm. All sorts of lovely items on sale, including Jewellery, Toys, Linens and Winter wear, Books, Collectables, Baby wear and much more. Please help to help prevent cruelty to animals and support on the 24th. The winning ticket will be drawn for the ‘Giant Soft Tiger’ raffle on the day.

 

WIN THIS GORGEOUS TIGER

This fabulous tiger is being raffled off in our charity shop, Dress 4 Less (Ozanam Street)

Tickets are only €2 and the raffle willl take place on Sept 24th at our Mega Sale in Ramada (Viking) Hotel from 12 noon to 4pm 

Come join us for this amazing sale and if you cant make please donate good quality bric a brac as it is urgently needed.