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Private Rehoming

Please meet these beautiful dogs that need a good home due to unforseen circumstances

Chill, the elkhound, is 4 yrs old male. He is lead and house trained. Excellent with children and other dogs.

Ghost is 3 yrs old female. She is lead and house trained. She is neutered.

If you are interested please call Robert on 087 1494332
Home checks may apply

Educating the Scouts

WSPCA really enjoyed its educational talk with the Scouts at the Business Centre in Tramore. Thank you so much for having us.

We love educationg people on what we do and what they can do to help us in our quest to make sure all animals are healthy and happy.

If other groups would like to contact us we are more than happy to give these free talk to any group any time.

You can call the office on 051 841432 or email

Friedas Fairytale Ending

What a difference a loving family can make. Frieda was in the Waterford SPCA family for quiet a while before she found her own forever family.

She is flourishing due to all the love and TLC she is getting.

All of us at the Waterford SPCA would like to send our sincerest thanks to Friedas new family and love getting happy updates.

Owner pleaded guilty to neglect of a Mallinois dog in Thurles District Court on 26/7/2016


A man in Cappaghwhite was fined 500eur (offences under S.12 of AHWA Act 2013) for neglect of his Mallinois dog in August 2015.  Following a report on the 12 August 2015 the Waterford Inspector Alice Lacey visited this persons  property in Cappaghwhite with Garda, a Veterinarian and the Dog Warden to find Cara, a beautiful Mallinois bitch practically collasped in a shocking weakened state, emaciated and dehydrated.  She seized Cara who had to be put on a drip to be rehydrated and given ongoing veterinary treatment before she was fit to be moved to the Society’s kennels. The dog was later surrendered by her owner to the Waterford SPCA. The owner’s defence was he only owned the dog for 5 o 6 weeks and that she failed to put on weight since he got her however after two weeks at the Waterford SPCA Kennels Cara looked like a different dog and had put on  quiet a lot of condition. Waterford SPCA believes it is crucial people who neglect animals realize it is not acceptable and feel the full rigours of the new Animal Welfare Legislation. This was one of three recent cases to come to court for neglect of dogs and successfully pursued by our Animal Welfare Inspector Alice Lacey.  Well done Alice. Ref 5490 Belgian Malinois Female Cappawhite 13-8-15 (6)Ref 5490 Belgian Malinois Female Cappawhite 13-8-15 (3)

What To Do If You Have Lost Your Pet – The Waterford Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals | WSPCA

What To Do If You Have Lost Your Pet

If you have lost your pet here are a few tips to help find them:

  • Contact the WSPCA by emailing us at with all your pets details and pictures of your pet.  Contact other welfare group as they may have your dog or cat. Some groups, like the WSPCA keep a Lost & Found Book so give your details to them.
  • For dogs contact the local Dog Wardens – you have only 5 working days to claim your lost dog.
  • Contact all your local vets to see if anyone has brought it in or has put up a notice saying they have found a dog or cat matching the description of the one you have lost.
  • Put up Posters in local Vets, Post Offices, Shops, Garda Stations, Bus Stops, etc. Put up signs on your regular walk route in case the dog has taken itself for a walk – other dog walkers may have seen it as well. Advertise in your local or even national newspaper.
  • Place an ad in the lost and found section of,, and Post a photo and description to Facebook. “Lors lost dogs page” is a great Facebook page for lost and found dogs.
  • Talk to local Lollypop Ladies and kids as they see and hear a lot. Check your local shops, post offices, etc to see if someone has put up a notice saying they have found a dog or cat matching the description of the one you have lost.
  • Contact the Local Garda Station leaving your name, phone number and a description of your pet.  As a last resort, contact the local County Council for your area as they remove dead animals from the roads in case the animal was involved in a car accident.
  • If you find your pet please remember to contact all the organisations and people you have told about your lost pet so they know your pet has been found and please take down all posters and signs.