Please support our Summer Fundraiser on Friday, July 27th next and help us raise lots of money for the animals. You will find our volunteers collecting at the following venues:
Ardkeen Quality Stores
City Centre – John Roberts Square
Look out for the blue Waterford SPCA volunteers t-shirts!
If you would like to help us with any of these events please call the office at
051-841432, 10am to 1am, Mon-Fri or send us a brief message through form below and we will get in touch.
This is a fantastic way to support animal welfare in your city and county.
This old boy was surrendered into the care of Waterford SPCA recently. He is now making a great recovery and is very happy mixing with the other dogs in the shelter. Rex is similar to many dogs taken into our care – taken from situations where their care and social needs are not being met.
Thanks to calls from the public and to our wonderful welfare officer we can make a difference to the lives of many dogs like Rex.
Mammy Kitty and her six wains are amongst our newest arrivals to Waterford SPCA. Mammy and babies were found in an abandoned shed in the city two weeks ago. The kittens were probably about 48 hours old at the time and Kitty, a brave mom was making great efforts to keep them alive in very hot weather. She was starving and dehydrated and readily accepted the comfort of a cardboard box and a drink of water from the rescuer.
Now in the “merrion wing” of the foster carer’s home, mother and babies are thriving – see latest video- and will be looking for forever homes later this summer.
Waterford SPCA got a call recently about a seal pup found in a distressed state on Annestown Beach. When our officers arrived at the beach they found a very emaciated young seal, lying on the beach entangled in a fishing net, without a chance of escape.
The young seal was very thin, he probably couldn’t swim fast enough to catch fish due to the drag from the net. It is estimated that he had lost between fifty and seventy per cent of his normal healthy body weight.
The folds of skin on his sides that you can see on the picture are not ribs but spare skin where he has lost the layer of blubber he needs to survive in cold water.
Once the netting was cut off, the seal was removed from the beach by Waterford SPCA employee Tony Penkert and taken to Seal Rescue Ireland.
Thankfully little “Toothless” made a fantastic recovery – thank-you Seal Rescue Ireland. See the video below of him being released back to sea at Bunmahon.
Good luck “Toothless” – we wish you a long and happy life!!!!