From Mayo SPCA LTD
The current legitimate committee is aware of the possibility of an improperly convened Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) being scheduled this week. Those calling it have been informed by the company solicitor that it is indeed lawfully invalid and anything that occurs at such at meeting, should it go ahead, will have no bearing or validity whatsoever regarding the operation of Mayo SPCA LTD.
There is a proper EGM occuring in August 2015, date & venue will be decided, the committee is merely waiting for available dates to be forwarded to them by representatives of the ISPCA who have expressed a wish to attend this properly convened meeting. When the ISPCA advises of a date/dates they are available all members will be advised by post at least 21 days in advance.
There is a misconception that needs clearing up with regards Mayo SPCA LTD. When MAYO SPCA became a company limited by guarantee, it's founding constitution was left behind and The Articles of Memorandum and the Articles of Association (which can be viewed by any proper member of Mayo SPCA LTD.) became the company documents as required by company law. The Articles of Association in particular contains the companies internal rules & regulations. Any questions of validity or proper procedure are to be found in these two legal papers, not the old superceded constitution.
There is only one Mayo SPCA, it is a charitable limited company. The charity IS the business. It's business, in the eyes of the law, is animal rescue.
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.
The five freedoms, sometimes known as Brambell's five freedoms, are a compact of rights for animals under human control, including those intended for food or which act as working animals.
Every now & again, magic happens in the world of animal rescue. Moments, when all the dark days and difficult sights seen by every rescue in Ireland, fade for a moment of true happiness.
In early April, the owner of a beautiful golden labrador of 6 years old, named Brandi, came to the Mayo SPCA looking for help to rehome her. There were no issues, no faults on either side. Brandi simply needed a home better suited to her nature.
The magic began to happen, when Cathy of the Make A Wish Foundation, rang Frances Barrett ,long time volunteer & committee member of the Mayo SPCA Ltd, with a question. Was Brandi still available for adoption?
A little five year old lad named Kevin, had been granted a wish by the fairy godmothers of the Make A Wish Foundation, Kevins wish, was for a dog. With help from his Mum , his Dad and his two big sisters, they searched the websites, until they found just the right dog. That dog was Brandi.
Frances passed the names & information over to Gayle, who with the help of Cathy, ironed out the details. A date was set for Kevin and his family to drive from Dublin to Mayo, to meet Brandi. It was an instant bond. Brandi, gently offered her paw and her head to Kevin, then took advantage of his two sisters for as many belly rubs as she could get. It was a foregone conclusion. Brandi had found her new family and Kevin had found his much wished for dog.
Sunday 17 of May, Joe Kivlichan, who, with his wife, founded Mayo SPCA over 15 years ago, along with Carol, volunteer and Company secretary of many years, made the long journey from Mayo, to Dublin to finish the fairy tale story of a Boy named Kevin and his dog Brandi.
Carlow Puppy Farm Rescue, and how you can help
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The ISPCA is urging the public to make a small donation to help deliver vital emergency veterinary care to help these dogs.
No amount is too small. If you can help,
please make a secure donation on http://www.ispca.ie, call 043 33 25035 or email
Carol and Chris had a lovely afternoon with the children at Dunmore Community School.These school visits are so enjoyable and such fun Thank you to the boys for collecting the basket of goodies for the animals at Mayo SPCA. It is very much appreciated.
One of those cautionary tales we all know, yet they never seem to go away. A young, tiny pup is bought, with no research into her breed, no forethought into whether the adult, this tiny pup will grow into, will suit the family. Factor in not making the time to train this girl, to give her the boundaries she craves, and you have, once again, a dog paying the price of irresponsible owners.
Belle is a doberman, she is a restricted breed, she is a super intelligent breed, with boundless energy. Belle needs, Belle DESERVES, a home suited to these characteristics.
If you want a dog in your family. DO YOUR RESEARCH! Ask questions discover as much as you can about the breed. Or better yet adopt a rescue. When you call about a rescue, the dogs character, energy level, suitability to other dogs, cats, children will be known. And YOUR suitability will also be matched to the dog.
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