Mayo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ltd., is an entirely voluntary run Society with a 'no-kill' policy. Acting mostly on reports from the general public we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome approximately 500 animals a year, paying for all veterinary treatment and giving each and every animal a good quality of life whilst in our care. All animals over the age of 6 months are neutered/spayed/vaccinated/flea/worm treated. The total cost for this would be approximately 170 euro for a male and 180 euro for a female dog. Female cats would cost approximately 76 euro and male cats 55 euro - these costs do not include being treated for lice, mange, broken limbs etc., or feeding, cleaning materials, cat litter, heating etc. Whilst we ask for a donation of 70 euro when rehoming a dog and 30 when rehoming a cat, while this amount nowhere near covers our costs, they do go towards Mayo SPCAs vet bills, daily care, feed bills and more. Any donation small or large is most welcome and enables us to continue to rescue and care for cruelly treated innocent creatures.
ANYONE WISHING TO COME AND SEE ANY OF OUR ANIMALS CAN DO SO BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NOT ALL OF OUR ANIMALS ARE AT OUR KENNEL/CATTERY FACILITIES, SOME ARE IN FOSTER CARE.
INJURED & UNDERWEIGHT
Skip was found wandering around Louisburgh with an injured leg. Thankfully a member of the public found him and called us. He is appears to only be about
2 years old and is very underweight. More worrying is the injury to his leg. It is very badly broken with possible nerve/ligament damage. We are now
waiting to see if the leg can be saved or if it will need to be removed. The poor boy must have been in so much pain as it is possible that the leg may
have been broken a few weeks before he was found. Despite all he has been through and the pain Skip puts on a brave face and is a joy to be around.
If anyone can help towards the vet bill for poor Skip it would be greatly appreciated. Please go to the Donate page on our website and donate what
ever you can. Any amount really would help. We will keep you updated on this poor boys progress.
Tips on keeping your pets secure this Halloween Dogs and Cats:
Steps can be taken to minimise the stress caused to pets by training them in the run up to the Halloween festivities.
The use of dog appeasing pheromones can also be effective. Consult your vet or animal behaviourist for advice.
If children will be calling to your door trick-or-treating make sure your pets are securely confined
so they cannot stray through an open door or react negatively to scary costumes.
Pets should have somewhere to hide where they feel secure if frightened by the noise of bangers or fireworks
so a quiet room in the house will help with closed curtains and music playing to mask the noise of fireworks.
Keep pets away from any dangerous or flammable items including candles, bonfires and fireworks.
Keep pets away from decorations and sweets that could be harmful if ingested.
Remember that chocolate is very bad for your pets.
If your pet is showing signs of fear do not react or make a fuss as this will make matters worse.
As difficult as it may be, try to ignore fearful behaviour.
Anxiety in the animal can be reduced by altering feeding regimes. Feeding later in the evening will encourage the animal
to eat during what are anxiety creating periods.
Licking objects such as Kongs filled with peanut butter will help reduce stress. Playing with your pets can be effective in
reducing stress if they are up for a game. If not, do not try to force them.
The ISPCA recommend you should always have effective pet identification such as an
ID tag on your pets collar and a micro-chip in the event your pet escapes.
Please take precautions this year to ensure your pets stay safe, calm and remain indoors this Halloween
so the festivities can be a safe and enjoyable time for everyone.
Sarah from the Breaffy Veterinary clinic has very generously put together this Halloween Hamper. which will be raffled off to raise much needed funds for Mayo Cat Rescue and Mayo SPCA. It has contents worth well over €150 and is jam packed with goodies for your pets and even has a couple of cheeky items for yourselves Tickets are €2 each or you can buy a strip (5) for €9. Pop into us to buy your tickets or you can pay via paypal (link beklow). The draw is taking place on November 12th (date subject to change). Please share with all your friends and please note that the winner must be able to collect the hamper from Breaffy Veterinary Clinic.
Via paypal. Just click on the link below and go to send payment. Enter the email address:
Please give me your name and phone number when making the payment and ticket numbers will be sent to you.
A Big thank you to
SARAH of BREAFFY VETERINARY CLINIC
for putting this together and to everyone who has donated to the hamper, including:
Furever Pets, Pet Stop, Petworld/Horkans, Royal Canin,
Sarah and her Mammy
*********************DOG OF THE WEEK*******************
Alyssa is a very friendly lab lurcher x aged about 9 months. This poor girl was seen by a young child being dumped out of the back of a van. Thankfully they took the dog home and contacted us for help. Alyssa is a very lovable girl who enjoys human company. She walks well on a lead and is best suited in a home where she is the only dog. Alyssa has had her first vaccination and has also been vaccinated against kennel cough. If you can offer Alyssa a loving indoor home where she can be part of the family then please contact us
Please call 09496 31888 or 086 803 2592 email
*********CAT OF THE WEEK**********
Fritz is about 6 months old and is very friendly once he gets to know you. He is a beautiful semi long haired cat so would require some grooming Fritz is litter trained and has had his vaccinations & is neutered
Meet Billie. Billie and Fritz are brother and sister and like Fritz, Billie is semi long haired and will require some grooming. She is a lovely girl who is very friendly. Billie has had her vaccinations, has been spayed and is litter trained.
09496 31888 or 086 803 2592 email
Supported by the Department of Agriculture