Good homes wanted

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 waterfordspca@eircom.net or call the office at 051-841432 or message us on Waterford SPCA Facebook.

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.

Thankyou PetMania

We had a very successful rehoming event in Petmania yesterday. Thanks to Kelley and all at PetMania for hosting the event and for their generous donation to our work. Congrats to Paul who won the hamper. Thanks to all who stopped by to meet our precious pooches and thanks to all who expressed interest in giving a second chance to our beloved rescue dogs. We will be in touch soon. Hope you enjoy the photos – look at how big Dara and Rory have got, happy to see Shadow make new friends and good to see Benito so relaxed with the Paparazzi!!!

  

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 waterfordspca@eircom.net