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Marley & Nick

Nick & Marley are about 3 yrs old. Nick is a German Shepherd X & Marley is a German Shepherd. These two beautiful guys are extremely sweet and gentle.
Nick & Marley have been with each other for a number of years now and are very close. They do not need to be rehomed together although that would be the perfect happy ending for these guys.
To see these 2 helpless and vulnerable dogs lacking basic human interaction and to be an animal cast aside outside without love and care is a horrible thing. The harsh reality is if we are not made aware of these animals in need then we can do nothing to help. Nick & Marley’s fate may have been a very different one. Someone spoke out for Nick & Marley in their hour of need and we thank that person for picking up the phone. Now they are safe.

Nick and Marley will be microchipped, vaccinated and neutered before being rehomed. They will need some TLC while they are settling into their new home and training and they will make fantastic companions.
If you are interested in adopting Nick and/or Marley please call us on 051-841432 to arrange a homecheck. 100 % secure garden is essential.

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

Educational Talks.

To all schools in Co Waterford.  Waterford SPCA is more than happy to give free educational talks to all ages of children. These  talks include Power Point Presentations suitable for the various ages.  We are also very happy to help Transition Year Students interested in any animal welfare  projects they plan to undertake.   Please contact our office and book a suitable date for your talk.

We can cover three or four classes in a school on the one day if necessary.  Remember the future of Animal Welfare rests in the hands of the youth of the country.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

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)

Compulsary Microchipping

Waterford SPCA sees the Compulsory Micro-chipping as a very positive animal welfare step if properly enforced.
  • It will help Dog Wardens to identify stray dogs and return them to their owners,
  • it will help to make irresponsible owners more likely to be responsible and finally and most important
  • it will help Farmers to identify the culprits who own dogs who chase sheep and cause horrendous damage and suffering, especially to heavily pregnant ewes.
If buying a pup it is most important to register in the new owners name and if chipping the dog yourself to also register it in your name.
Please remember February and March are the worst months for neglect of animals, especially horses and outdoor dogs who come under pressure after a very long wet winter and their reserves are very low.