Saoirse, a partially sighted deaf lurcher, came to us from a very poor situation. Her living conditions were inadequate and her quality of life very poor. The bad old days are over for this beautiful girl, she has found a wonderful new home and we were delighted to get an update with pictures and videos of Saoirse now known as Pickles, living it up with her new buddy, Oski. Here’s what her new Mammy had to say…”Oski absolutely adores her (Saoirse). We knew he was an extremely friendly, peace loving chap, but he made us even more proud by showing everyone he is a true gent. He shares his treats and toys with Pickles (Saoirse) and never complain, even when she pinches them from under his nose! Both fur babies are truly fond of each other and we couldn’t be happier. “……and WE couldn’t be happier either! An update like this is like a ray of hope on a dark winter’s evening. It gives us hope for the neglected, unwanted and abused animals that sadly we meet as part of our work Thank-you to Saoirse aka Pickle’s wonderful new family.PS I can’t stop smiling!!!!
Meet Rufus – the luckiest kitten in Waterford! Rufus was trapped on Hallowe’en evening after 48 hours of cajoling him out of the thicket in which he was sheltering . Too young to be separated from his mother he would not have survived for very long more.Thanks to his new Human Daddy we managed to get him safely indoors before the worst of the storm. Rufus has now been adopted by the people who called Waterford SPCA and we wish him and his wonderful kind new family a happy ever after.
This old boy was surrendered into the care of Waterford SPCA recently. He is now making a great recovery and is very happy mixing with the other dogs in the shelter. Rex is similar to many dogs taken into our care – taken from situations where their care and social needs are not being met.
Thanks to calls from the public and to our wonderful welfare officer we can make a difference to the lives of many dogs like Rex.
Mammy Kitty and her six wains are amongst our newest arrivals to Waterford SPCA. Mammy and babies were found in an abandoned shed in the city two weeks ago. The kittens were probably about 48 hours old at the time and Kitty, a brave mom was making great efforts to keep them alive in very hot weather. She was starving and dehydrated and readily accepted the comfort of a cardboard box and a drink of water from the rescuer.
Now in the “merrion wing” of the foster carer’s home, mother and babies are thriving – see latest video- and will be looking for forever homes later this summer.
Waterford SPCA got a call recently about a seal pup found in a distressed state on Annestown Beach. When our officers arrived at the beach they found a very emaciated young seal, lying on the beach entangled in a fishing net, without a chance of escape.
The young seal was very thin, he probably couldn’t swim fast enough to catch fish due to the drag from the net. It is estimated that he had lost between fifty and seventy per cent of his normal healthy body weight.
The folds of skin on his sides that you can see on the picture are not ribs but spare skin where he has lost the layer of blubber he needs to survive in cold water.
Once the netting was cut off, the seal was removed from the beach by Waterford SPCA employee Tony Penkert and taken to Seal Rescue Ireland.
Thankfully little “Toothless” made a fantastic recovery – thank-you Seal Rescue Ireland. See the video below of him being released back to sea at Bunmahon.
Good luck “Toothless” – we wish you a long and happy life!!!!