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. 






Over the weekend 5 foals aged about 4 months and 2 foals aged only approx 3 weeks were found abandoned. The mothers are nowhere to been seen. A kind member of the public contacted us and has taken the foals in to try and save them. We are asking for help towards the cost of the milk to try and save them. (approx 50 euro per bag) The two youngest are of great concern to us. Please help if you can . you can donate via paypal and please mark the donation Foals. If you can't donate via paypal but would like to help please contact us. Thank you




Urgent Foster home needed.      Del is a lovely  8 year old mixed breed boy who needs to be removed from his current home due to the ill heath of his owner..Del has been neutered and vaccinated..He is  a very friendly chap and is a great and loyal companion.There isn't a bad bone in his body. Please if anyone can foster Del until a new home can be found he would be a very happy dog

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The annual Furry 5k charity walk will take place this year on Sunday 17th August, departing from Petworld @ Horkans Lifestyle & Garden Centre, Turlough at 10am.

The walk promises to be a fun morning full of laughter and atmosphere as animal lovers (and their dogs) come together for a great cause. Afterwards, there will be refreshments for both the two and four-legged participants back at Petworld.

The walkers also get a chance to meet representatives from the charities to see how the money they have raised will be spent.


This year Petworld Castlebar have chosen the Mayo SPCA as their charity


             Our very own Carol will be taking part in the walk. You can sponsor Carol  by ringing her at

                               0860832590 or donate at www.justgiving.com/carol-smiley


  Approximately 2 weeks ago these little babies were born to a mother who was far too young to be having babies. The mum tried her best but the pregnancy left her weak and very ill; the vet had no choice but
to let her go. Now her babies are being hand reared; bottle fed round the clock by humans trying to take the place of a warm furry mother with formula, heating pads and sleepless nights. Whether they will make it or not
remains to be seen. It is a very simple operation to spay the mum or neuter the tom; an inexpensive operation that many vets are willing to discount. Spaying or neutering would have saved the mother’s life and not left four tiny beings struggling to survive. Mayo SPCA offers discounts when you adopt from them and many rescue centres will also TNR ~"Trap, Neuter & Return" strays. 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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 JULY 2014



 This poor creature was found on someones' doorstep, we don't know if it was placed there or made its own way, but she was in such a desperate state, painfully thin - her head looked too big for her body,  her eye a complete mess and just appeared to be suffering so much. After feeding and giving plenty of tlc she was taken to the vets and blood tested, unfortunately the test proved positive for feline aids and we had no choice but to let her go.  It was so sad to see such a friendly, loving cat in this condition who had surely had been a pet, otherwise she would not have been so affectionate.
 Sadly, there are times when you get the animals too late, or just too sick. But even when that is the case, they will be cuddled, talked to, given the kindness they had been denied. It is something a rescue volunteer never gets used to. 

Then, it is back to the Cats & Kittens, Dogs & Pups, Horses, donkeys & more, all needing time, care, TLC,
medications, food, bedding, and a warm dry place to sleep. Without your generosity & support Mayo SPCA can't survive to help them, every day. Mayo SPCA needs your help, so they can keep taking the
 abandoned, hurt & lost and making them well & finding them happy homes  Can you foster? Offer transport? Donate? Any donation, large or small, makes a huge difference to the lives of every animal that comes through the MSPCA doors.  Donations can be made through Paypal, or JustGiving buttons on the website, A standing order can also be made for monthly  donation.

On behalf of  Mayo SPCA & all the animals that have been saved  and are living happy healthy lives and all those who will be in the future.

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


                                           IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE DONKEY SANCTUARY
                                "Restructuring" of  the Welfare Department at Donkey Sanctuary, Ireland.
                                                                   Please See the link below


If it's too hot for you it is far too hot for them!

Hot pavement can burn paws! Choose your walks carefully to keep your dog comfortable


Keep Your Pets Safe During Storms! 

  • Do not punish your pet for exhibiting his behaviour during times of stress.
  • Attempt to engage, distract and reassure your pet that everything is OK, but don't 'force' this if it becomes particularly distressed.
  • Provide access to a safe area where your pet may feel more at ease. Animals usually indicate their preferences such as under a bed or inside a wardrobe. Allow it to go where it wants to feel safe. Close bird cages, rabbit hutches and other fixed enclosures and ensure the pet door and windows are closed and locked.
  • Make sure that your boundary fences and gates are secure and that your pet cannot readily escape through them or over them.
  • Ensure that your pet wears identification, particularly a microchip. In the unfortunate event that your pet should escape from your property, it will run blindly away without regard to where it is going. When it eventually calms down it will probably not know where it is or how to return. A microchip gives you the greatest chance that you and your pet will be reunited.
  • If you know that your pet is extremely fearful of thunderstorms, consult your vet to see if he or she can prescribe medication that will calm it in known times of stress.


APRIL 2014 


This is poor little Orla .Poor girl was kept in a fish tank She is skin and bone but looks healthy otherwise. Orla is now  happy enjoying the fresh air and grass under her paws  We are not sure of her age  but would say she is young. If you would like to offer Orla a great home then please contact us.   


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

 Zac is lab cross aged about 11 months. Zac is a very friendly boy who has been neutered and vaccinated, he is housetrained and happy indoors & out. He is good with other dogs and enjoys a good play and going for walks. This young boy has a lot of love to give so if you can offer Zac a loving home then please contact us.

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


 Kiera is a lovely 10 week old female tabby. She is simply adorable. Kiera loves to play but equally loves to curl up on your lap. She has been wormed, is litter trained and had her first vaccination. Like Dora she to is use to older children and dogs. She would be happy rehomed on her own or would equally love to go with Dora as they have been brought up together

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My A-Z of Animals' is suitable for ages 3-7. It contains poems and stories.
The cost is €9.95 and for each purchase made Bridget will be donating 10% to Mayo SPCA. Please call Bridget direct on 086 220 2740
or contact Mayo SPCA  


Supported by the Department of Agriculture 









Last Updated ( Monday, 28 July 2014 20:04 )