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BAILEY

Bailey is a staff/beagle cross and is full of life.
He is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered.

Might suit a home where he is the only pet.

Like all our dogs he will need some TLC, patience and understanding while settling into his new home
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If you would like to adopt Bailey please call us on 051-841432, email waterfordspca@eircom.net or pm.
Homechecks apply as normal.
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CHARLIE

Charlie is a beautiful out going dog. She is a 2 year old terrier cross and is just stunning.

She is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. She is good on the lead.

Like all our dogs she will need some TLC, patience and understanding while settling into her new home.

If you would like to adopt Charlie please call us on 051-841432, email waterfordspca@eircom.net or pm.
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MAX

Max is a sweet out going dog. He is a gorgeous 2 year old terrier cross.

He is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. She is good on the lead.

Like all our dogs he will need some TLC, patience and understanding while settling into his new home.

If you would like to adopt Max please call us on 051-841432, email waterfordspca@eircom.net or pm.
Homechecks apply as normal.
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Leon: Week Two Progress

Leon into week two is doing extremely well in foster. He now ventures into the house by himself, when he wants to, without having to be on a lead. Two very special dogs that deserve a mention are Wilbur and Missy, two King Charles that have also been staying with me for the past couple of days. Wilbur & Missy have brought Leon on so much the last week, simply by them being there. There’s a big fuss in the morning times for breakfast and a play out in the garden, and there are three tails wagging madly and a lot of sniffing, exploring, etc.…
Although I was making progress myself with Leon, there is really nothing like a good bit of canine company for Leon, and this has been a turning point for him. Leon still comes in at night time to sleep on his blanket, and now he’ll follow me to it, rather than me bringing him on the lead. Leon now also jumps in and out of the cage in the back of the van himself, rather than the previous cowering and needing to be picked up to go in. Mind you, the only time he’s in the van is when he is being brought to the beach, and that excites him, so no wonder he jumps in with little hesitation.
The beach has also been a major thing for Leon. I know he had probably never been on one before, and if so, not for a very long time. He walks amazingly well on the lead, and maintains eye contact with me every couple of seconds. The other evening I was stopped by a man walking his dog on the beach, and he was just looking at Leon, so much so, that he stopped walking. He said to me “well, that’s lovely to see”. I was a bit confused, and he explained the way that Leon was moving on the lead. Only then I realised that Leon, while looking at me quite often when out walking and nearly almost always staying by my side, he tends to move around me also, very much like the way a working dog would. Almost waiting for my next command. I believe Leon had a history as a working dog, and he still exhibits those instincts when he is with me. He is very alert, and very intelligent, as collies are. He is also very loving. When he does come to me for a pet, just before I pet him, his eyes flinch just a little bit. Still that bit of uncertainty, but he is slowly getting better.
I think that Leon is happy now, a little more at ease with things around him, and he is improving every day. Leon is up for rehoming, and anyone that is willing to take him on, will have him come fully neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, worm and flea treated.
Please call the office on 051-841432 to express your interest in Leon or message the Facebook page.

Carley the Cutie

Carley is a sweet out going dog. She is a 2 year old lab cross

She is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. She is good on the lead.

Carley will need some TLC, patience and understanding while settling into her new home.

If you would like to adopt Carley please call us on 051-841432, email waterfordspca@eircom.net or pm.
Homechecks apply as normal.
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Bugs Needs a New Home

This one year old male rabbit is looking for a new home. His owners are moving back to Portagul and unfortunately cant bring him with them .
 
 
If you are interested please call Karen in the office at 051-841432 or message us on Facebook.
 
Home checks apply to all prospective adopters.

Ready for their forever home

There are two boys and one girl (first tabby with flowers in the background)
They are all eating solids and have a good grasp on the litterbox.
All very friendly, affectionate, and playful. They have also been introduced to dogs, and small children,
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.

More Wonderful Work by Our Inspector Alice

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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.
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Milos Magical Ending

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

The Waterford SPCA would like to say a big thank you to all of those who have taken one of our animals into their families and given them the home they deserve.

Our Good Work Paying Off

Cashel woman convicted of cruelty to five dogs

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.