Tel: 094 963 1888

086 803 2592




Our telephone answering hours are 10.am - 5.pm 7 days a week.

In an emergency contact your local vet and/or leave a message. All calls will be answered as soon as is possible.

You can now donate on line via PAY PAL.

Donations can be made below via a secure connection using 'PayPal'. No membership or sign-up is required and you will receive a confirmation email of your donation.

No matter how small your donation is, it will go a long way to helping our abandoned and cruelly treated animals.

Animals - A Legal Handbook

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Contact us on : 1890 515 515

National Animal Centre,
Derryglogher Lodge,
Co. Longford,

Tel: 043 33 250 35
Fax: 043 33 250 24
Email: info@ispca.ie

We are looking for volunteers to give an hour so to help raise funds for our animals.

Call: 094 963 1888 or 086 803 2592


If you would like to become a member of the Mayo SPCA, please contact us for further information. Membership is 15 euro per year for adults and 5 euro for juniors.

Please contact: email: mspcamembership@ymail.com tel: 094 963 1888







Pet Information:

Dog Warden

Phone 09490 24444 - Veterinary Office

Email: fmurphy@mayococo.ie



Mayo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


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. 







 This is Bella. She is 1. Went missing in Ballyhaunis on the 11-09-2014. If you have seen Bella please contact us. Please call 09496 31888 or 086 803 2592 email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Yesterday evening at around 7pm (3rd September), a member of the public was out walking her dog at Cave, Ballyhaunis, accompanied by her Son, when they both heard cries coming from the river.   To their horror 2 tiny kittens were attempting to swim!   Whilst her Son held the dog the lady did no more than wade into the river upto her chest and caught the two kittens, that made all three of them soaked, freezing and in a state of shock.   Our thanks to Eavan for her bravery and giving no thought to her own safety and comfort when she waded into the river, we take our hats off to her.   She saved the lives of the kittens, for now at least, they are only 3 weeks old, but have been dried, warmed up, fed and cuddled.   We'll have to wait and see now if they survive their horrific and traumatic experience.   What kind of person would be capable of such cruelty??   Two innocent babes, who didn't ask to be born and need NOT have been born if their Mother had been spayed, to be subjected to this kind of treatment is cruelty beyond words.   Should anyone have any information as to how the kittens ended up in the river then all information will be treated as confidential - Please call 09496 31888





 Ginger is missing from the Turlough, Castlebar area,  since Tuesday afternoon
2nd September.  If you should see Ginger please call us as she is a family pet
and missed very much.   

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Diesel is male, not neutered. Missing from the Bofeenaun area since Thursday 28 August. Please contact us if you have seen Diesel 

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The most important thing to know about spaying & neutering is that it saves lives. In every county, there are animals sitting in animal shelters waiting for homes, or in pounds, sadly waiting out the 5 days before they are euthanised.

Making the decision to spay or neuter your pet, means fewer animals~ just as sweet, healthy, loving and deserving of companionship as yours~ being abandoned in pounds, shelters or worse.

In case you need more information before making this important and responsible decision, here are the truths behind commonly spread myths about spaying & neutering

MYTH: My dog/cat will get fat and lazy.

FACT: The only way your dog will get fat and lazy is if you do not provide enough exercise and feed him too much.

MYTH: It’s better for my dog/cat to have one litter before I spay her.

FACT: Medical evidence has shown that a dog who is spayed before her first heat cycle is typically healthier than dogs spayed after the first heat cycle or after having a litter of puppies. You should consult your veterinarian about the appropriate time to spay or neuter your dog.

MYTH: Children should experience the miracle of birth.

FACT: The likelihood of a child actually seeing a dog/cat give birth is slim. Most births occur at night and in a secluded area. The only lesson the child learns is that dogs can be created and discarded as humans see fit. The real miracle your child should experience is the knowledge that by preventing your dog from having babies, you are potentially saving the lives of hundreds of other dogs.

MYTH: My dog/cat is a purebred.

FACT: At least one out of every four dogs turned in to animal shelters around the country are purebred. There are just too many dogs bred, both mixed breed and purebred.

MYTH: My dog will not be protective if I neuter him.

FACT: A dog’s natural instinct to protect his home and family is not affected by spaying or neutering. A dog’s personality owes much more to genetics and environment than sex hormones.

MYTH: I don’t want my male dog/cat to feel like less of a male.

FACT: Dogs have no concept of sexual identity or ego and neutering does not change a dog’s basic personality. He doesn’t suffer in any way when neutered.

MYTH: My dogcat is so special; I want a puppy/kitten just like her.

FACT: A professional dog breeder, whose bloodlines stretch back for generations, has no guarantee of getting a particular characteristic from a litter. The dog owner’s chances are even slimmer. In fact, a 


whole litter of puppies might wind up getting only the worst characteristics of your pet dog and her mate.

MYTH: Spaying and neutering is too expensive.

FACT: The cost of spaying or neutering is based on the age, size, and sex of the dog, your veterinarian’s fees, and other variables. However, spay or neuter surgery is a one-time cost, and if you factor in the many benefits, such as improved health throughout your dog’s lifetime, it is a relatively small charge. It’s a bargain compared to the costs associated with raising a litter of puppies, such as exams for the mother dog, puppy checks and vaccinations, the extra food you need, etc. If complications arise and you need emergency veterinary services, the costs could rise into the thousands. There is also the amount of time you will need to devote to the mother dog and her babies; two months of pregnancy followed by two more months before the puppies are weaned and ready to go to new homes. Most importantly, the price is small when compared to the satisfaction of knowing that you are not contributing to the very real problem of too many dogs and too few homes available for them. You can also check with your local animal welfare organizations. Many of them offer low-cost spay and neuter services.


MAYO SPCA issues discounted price vouchers to anyone in need - not just to people who adopt our cats!   We also issue discounted vouchers for neutering/spaying dogs - all of which should be operated on at 6 months of age which is the time they commence breeding.  Many rescue centres will also TNR ~"Trap, Neuter & Return" strays in your area. Contact us for more information on being a responsible pet owner and Spaying/Neutering your pets as well as our "TNR" efforts.





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How many kitties in the bed. Cute, but also, need food, and litter and cuddles and homes. Picked up and brought to Mayo SPCA by kind people, these babies need your help. Can you foster? Buy a bag of kitty food? Donate a few bob towards vaccinations? Adopt one of these gorgeous little fluffies? If you can help please contact us, Thank you


JUNE 2014

 This is Ben.  Ben you may remember is the lovely Collie found collapsed on the beach in Newport. Well what a fighter he is. He is  now to  doing well and is currently in foster care. He has a heart murmur which needs daily medication and potential adopters would need to be aware of that. He is a quiet boy who loves his cuddles and is really no trouble at all. Unfortunately we meed to move him from his current foster home as there is a problem with the cats there. We are trying to avoid bringing him to the kennels as he is a little nervous and we think he might find the situation stressful. So if there is anyone that could foster him then please contact us. Ideally it would be great if there is someone out there that would love to adopt him. So again please contact us if you would like to adopt Ben

 *********************DOG OF THE WEEK*******************

 Flash is very handsome male aged about 3 years.  He is very a very friendly and happy dog and is good with other dogs. Flash is fully vaccinated, including kennel cough, & neutered. Flash is a very happy boy, great with people. Flash will need to be rehomed in a cat free house!

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*********CAT OF THE WEEK**********

 Midnight is a 5 week old kitten who was found in a ditch by a kind member of the public whilst on holiday. She came straight into foster and is being hand reared. Midnight has been living with her foster family and their 5 dogs and 2 cats so gets on well with other animals of all shapes and sizes, this sweet little girl is litter trained and loves nothing more than playtime and cuddles. She will be available for re homing at 8 weeks of age (15/8/14) when fully weaned. If you would like to offer this sweet little girl a home please contact us.

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Supported by the Department of Agriculture 




Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 September 2014 16:32 )