END THE LIVE EXPORTS OF ANIMALS FROM IRELAND
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We offer discount vouchers for spaying/neutering of cats & dogs
Please call 09496 31888 or 086 803 2592 email
Hollybarn Dog & Puppy Training are proud to be associated
& working with the Mayo SPCA
One to One Dog & Puppy Training & Behaviour Sessions
Studies have shown that owners who train a new or re-homed dog or puppy are more likely to bond with and more importantly want to keep and enjoy the new family member rather than owners who do no training with their new arrival at all.
With this in mind we offer a €20 discount to all Mayo SPCA members and new and existing re-homed dog and puppy owners for a One to One training or behaviour session in your own home.
We cover the following and more: Toilet Training, Nutritional Advice, Sit / Stay / Lie etc, Walking on a Lead, Jumping on people & furniture, Excessive Barking, Aggressive Behaviour, Running Away / Recall, Chewing & Digging, Chasing Cars, Noise Phobia, Separation Anxiety, Socialisation and more.
We also offer a comprehensive Residential Training program for the more problematic dog or puppy. Call us or visit our web site for more details.
Dog Kennels & Boarding with a Difference
Hollybarn Dog & Puppy Training are excited to be able to offer a much more personal approach to kennels and boarding for your dog or puppy.
While you are away enjoying your holiday or short break, instead of your dog or puppy being boarded in a traditional kennels or boarding environment, they will stay with leading dog trainer, behaviourist and qualified Veterinary Nurse Emma Whelan in her own home in Claremorris in rural Co Mayo and have a holiday all of their own.
NEED A VET!
Breaffy Veterinary Clinic, Castlebar. 094 904 4832 (24 HOURS)
Mr Conal Finnerty, Skeldale Veterinary Clinic, Ballinrobe, 09495 41980 or 087 918 5350.
Brendan McCormick 09490 26777 & Catriona Lowther 09492 54117
IRISH WILDLIFE REHABILITATION TRUST - NOW ONLINE!
The Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Trust (IWRT) exists to promote wildlife rehabilitation and improve wildlife welfare and conservation in Ireland.
The IWRT website is a rehabilitation resource offering information on IWRT conferences/courses, rehab guidelines, grants, international wildlife events, a forum etc. It is complementary to our practical wildlife first aid website -www.irishwildlifematters.ie
APPLE BLOSSOM COTTAGE
Pet friendly Cottage in a rural location yet 5 mins from Kiltimagh, 10 mins from Knock. Sleeps 7.
Cruelty to Donkeys can be reported to the Donkey Sanctuary
Sinead Fitzgerald on 022 49013 or email
Regional Welfare Officer 087 265 9957
Control of Dogs Act, 1986
Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act, 1992http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1992/en/act/pub/0013/index.html
The Dog's Trust Ireland
In October 2009, our first centre in Ireland will open in Dublin. We’re very excited by the prospect of having small ones and tall ones, cheeky ones and squeaky ones, fluffy ones and scruffy ones, all ready to meet their new owners.
IRISH SEAL SANCTUARY
To Provide Shelter, Treatment and Rehabilitation for Rescued Marine Wildlife Found in Difficulty Around Ireland's Coast'
Irish Seal Sanctuary
The Beat Centre
Telephone:00 353 1 835 4370
The Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature was founded in 1991 primarily to offer a place of peace and refuge for old, injured, unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused donkeys, who through no fault of their own, no longer fit into a world geared for profit and productivity and which is presently dominated by heavy agricultural machinery. Once an important part of the Irish heritage and farming economy these forgotten animals so often suffer through mankind's greed for money and power and even today are generally valued more for their financial worth than for the spirit within.
Phone/Fax 00353 (0) 7196 66196 Website www.donkeys.ie Email:
NEED SOMEWHERE TO STAY?
NEED BOARDING KENNELS ?
Tall Trees Boarding Kennels, Moylough.(Dogs with special needs welcome )call Sandra 087 637 9754 email
Badger Watch Ireland
Badger Trust promotes the conservation and welfare of badgers and the protection of their setts and habitats.
Badger Watch Ireland
Bernie Barrett, 5 Tyrone Avenue, Lismore Lawn, Waterford, Ireland
Tel: 010353 51 373876
BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Our aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats. Established in 1968, we currently have over 14,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 20 branches nationwide. Contact: http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/
Birdwatch Ireland, P.O. Box 12, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Tel: 353 (0)1 2819878 Fax: 353 (0)1 2810997
The Irish Wildlife Trust Website
The Irish Wildlife Trust is dedicated to creating a better future for Ireland’s wildlife by motivating and supporting people to take action for wildlife, through education, lobbying and the encouragement of research into all aspects of wildlife and conservation. We acquire and manage nature reserves to safeguard species and habitats. We work in partnership with other organisations to conserve and enhance wildlife in the wider countryside and urban environments.
MAYO ANIMAL WELFARE
Mayo Animal Welfare rescues abandoned, cruelly treated and injured animals, both domestic and wild. Rescued (domestic) animals are cared for in the Mayo shelter until new homes can be found. Contact: Noëline at (098) 41484.
Tail Docking in Dogs and Other Acts of Mutilation in Animals
Veterinary Ireland, it's Animal Welfare Committee and it's Companion Animal Society (VICAS), support a complete ban on the docking of puppies tails. for further information, click here.
We have had so many phone calls from people reporting 'stray' dogs over the last few days. They are not 'strays' and some have already been collected by their owners. These poor dogs have literally 'bolted' from home during recent thunderstorms. Most dogs are normally terrified by storms and should be kept indoors if they are a housepet or safely in a shed or garage if they are outdoor dogs. Because they just run and run in an attempt to get away from the noise of thunder they do not stop to mark their territory and therefore are unable to find their way home.
Most worrying of all is that one or two have been wearing a collar but NONE were wearing an I.D tag, making it impossible for ourselves or the finders to reunite dog and owner. We would remind people that the bye-laws of the County state that a dog should be wearing an I.D tag at all times and a fine would be imposed by the Dog Warden if the animal were handed over to her. Please be a responsible pet owner and make life a little easier for all concerned.
Bonding with your Pup:
If you want to quickly bond with a new pup or rescue dog. Masticate a piece of white bread till it is a gooey then feed this as a tit bit to the pup/dog for the first 7 days. You only need to do this once a day; it mimics the regurgitation process when pups and cubs are being weaned in the wild, this really helps them bond more quickly and therefore settle in much sooner.
ISPCA LEGAL HANDBOOK
Responsible ownership - Mayo SPCA
It takes a responsible person to be a good pet owner.
PETS IN HOT CARS: please read the advice given here - TRAVELLING WITH DOGS: please read
A responsible pet guardian loves and cares for their pet. A pet can be a great addition to any family and can provide companionship for some elderly and lonely people. However, you must ensure you choose the right type of pet for your circumstances.
For the relationship to work well it is important to choose a pet whose personality and needs will match your lifestyle.
You should keep in mind when choosing a pet:
- The ages of your family members;
- Whether the dog/cat will be left on its own;
- The type of accommodation you live in as if you rent you may require permission from your landlord;
- Have you space for the breed of dog you want to own?
Before you actually get a pet it is important that you learn as much as you can about the different breeds. Seek advice from your local vet and from your local dog welfare and rescue groups.
Along with a new pet come many new responsibilities which will include:
To provide sufficient protection for pets and families it is important to follow these simple guidelines:
Always wash hands after handling pets
Encourage children to wash their hands regularly
Make sure that children wear shoes outdoors if pets have access to their playground
Cover children's sandboxes when not in use.
When in public places, keep your dog on a leash
Prevent the spread of infection by using poop-scoops and poop bins.
Ensure puppies start routine worming from the age of two weeks.
Ensure kittens start routine worming from the age of six weeks.
Treat your pet for worms regularly;
Follow your vet's recommendations for vaccinations and other needs your pet may have.
“Spaying and neutering brings your pet health and behavioural benefits.”
Spaying or neutering helps prevent many life threatening diseases and can head off some irritating behavioural patterns
- Spayed pets are at lower risk for ovarian cancers and cysts, mammary gland tumours and uterine infections
- Neutered males are less susceptible to prostate disease and testicular cancer
- Spayed or neutered pets are less likely to act aggressively or wander away from home
- Unless you intend to breed, it is highly recommend that you spay or neuter your pet by six months of age
- Common myths dispelled: your pet will not get fat; females do not need a season before being spayed; and your male pet will still be a man.
One of the main aims of MAYO SPCA is to reduce the overbreeding which is prevalent throughout the County and Country. Most cruelty and abandonment is caused through this and we have discounted rates available for neutering/spaying both cats and dogs. Please be a responsible pet owner and contact us for details of vets.
You can now apply, pay for and receive your dog licence online within minutes. The system is known as iMadra and you will receive your dog licence electronically at the end of the short application process. You will not be posted a paper version of your licence. Please print or save your online dog licence for your records. For dogs normally kept outside of County Mayo please apply to your respective local authority or Post Office.
The system requires a valid email address, a valid credit/debit card and Internet Explorer v5.5(on Windows) or above.