This six week old kitten and her mom Misty need a new home.
This female kitten is eating on her own.
Misty is a 1 year old female who is house trained and good natured.
If interested please call Stephanie on 0838115245.
These beautiful kittens are with one of our carers and will soon be ready for their new homes. If you are interested in making a friend for life by adopting one or all of these babies please call Karen in the office at 051-841432 or message us on Facebook. For the month of June, Waterford SPCA are running a limited scheme providing vouchers which help with the cost of neutering a cat adopted from Waterford SPCA. Home checks apply to all prospective adopters.
Well done to Inspector Alice Lacey for all the hard work she put in to achieve a successful prosecution in this horrendous Waterford City case and to get justice for these Wheaten Terriers.
(Please note that some images are upsetting and graphic)
Milo, the mastiff cross was rehomed through the Waterford SPCA in January.
We could not be happier with the outcome. He has found his fairytale ending.
His new owners have embraced Milo and he is now one of the family.
We couldnt have found a more perfect home
This is Shikeen who was found on the roadside today. She’s no more than a day or two old and we are looking for somebody to foster her that has a hen with young chicks or somebody with day old or very young chicks. Thanks to James who found her and brought her to the office. If you can help please contact us at 051-841432 or email email@example.com or message us at the Waterford SPCA FB page.
These beauties found abandoned at a day old are almost ready for their new homes – thanks to the tender loving care of their wonderful foster mother. Home checks will apply. If you are interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 051-841432 or message us on Waterford SPCA Facebook.
On 23rd March 2017 in Cashel District Court, a woman from Kilbraugh, Thurles, Co Tipperary was convicted on five counts of causing unnecessary suffering to dogs. She was fined €2500 and ordered to pay €1,108 in vet costs and €1000 legal costs.
The case related to a visit made by ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey to the defendant’s property on 7th December 2015 to investigate allegations that a number of dogs at the property were in poor condition.
Inspector Lacey discovered five dogs, a Pomeranian, three black Labrador crosses and a Saluki, living in horrendous conditions confined to a filthy pen without access to water, food or adequate shelter. The dogs were all underweight for their breed and size and two of the younger puppies had a heavy worm burden. All five dogs were signed over to the care of the ISPCA and immediately removed for a veterinary examination.
The Pomeranian, named Hector by rescuers, had an extremely badly matted coat and was covered in faeces. His condition was so bad that Inspector Lacey was initially unable to distinguish his breed and he had to be completely shaved under sedation. A veterinary examination also revealed that he had lost all of his teeth except for two. This little dog required an extensive period of rehabilitation.
ISPCA Inspector Lacey said, “The living conditions these dogs were kept in were horrendous and animal neglect will not be tolerated. Pet owners have a legal responsibility to provide appropriate care for their animals. If owners are unable to care for their animals appropriately, our Inspectors will provide advice or give instruction however, in certain circumstances animals will be seized and we will instigate legal proceedings in serious cases.
All of the dogs have since been responsibly rehomed following their rescue and rehabilitation.
Members of the public should continue to report animal welfare concerns to the ISPCA by contacting the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or report online in confidence here.
The ISPCA believes that the right balance of enforcement and education will result in long term changes in attitudes towards animal welfare in Ireland. We would like to see animal welfare taught as part of the national school curriculum so that one day we can end cruelty to all animals.
The ISPCA has as a total of eight authorised Inspectors (one Chief, two Senior and five Inspectors) covering 17 counties and working with 19 affiliated member societies nationwide.
Last year, 16,312 calls were made to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline resulting in over 3,200 investigations, 995 animals were seized or surrendered, 32 prosecutions initiated resulting in 15 finalised in court, compared to nine in 2015. The Animal Health and Welfare Act (AHWA) came into force three years ago on 6th March 2014. Since then the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline has received over 53,000 calls. ISPCA Inspectors have carried out 11,065 investigations and over 2,795 animals were seized or surrendered. A total of 92 prosecutions have been initiated, 25 of which have been finalised in court to-date. Full report here http://www.ispca.ie/ispca_inspectorate/
90% of ISPCA funding is received from public donations, legacies and through fundraising activities. If you can make a donation to support our work, please visit our donation page here. Thank you.