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We are a non- profit charity (RCN: 20203936) located in Renvyle, Co.Galway. Our primary concern is the welfare of cats and dogs in our locality.

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Could you spare a couple of hours each month to help our cats and dogs? Discover how you can help!

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You can support us by making a donation in our Facebook page but there are many other ways to help us!

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In this the Lambing Season extra vigilance is required by dog owners – be you a rural dweller or if you walk your dog in the countryside at this time of year keep your dog on a lead. Any dog including family pets can become involved in a sheep kill if we (humans) give them the opportunity . Dog owners are being urged to remember how vulnerable sheep are to dog attacks – especially during lambing season. “Some 2.5 million lambs will be born on farms all over Ireland this springtime. Sheep flocks are very vulnerable to dog attacks at this critical time, and especially during the night,” “The presence of dogs, even on a lead, can alarm sheep prior to lambing and have a detrimental effect on both the sheep and their lambs.
February 9th, 2021
January 26th, 2021 Adopting a pet
January 24th, 2021 It's freezing cold!
Yes, We are having a Christmas Raffle with one BIG prize! Tickets can be bought at the Pop-up shop - €2 per strip and €5 for 3 strips. Also we are open on Christmas Eve from 10am - 12.30am, so the draw will take place at 12 o' clock on the 24th December.
December 5th, 2020
December 18th, 2020 XMas Time Again!!
As has been the case for the last number of years, this Fair is a charity event for 4 Galway based Animal Charities - MADRA - Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption, Galway Cat Rescue, An Cat Dubh sanctuary and Renvyle Cat and Dog Rescue. Please be aware that all 4 will be assisted with the funds raised from this fair and the raffle. Further details at Virtual Craft Fair FB page Have a look!
November 14th, 2020
October 30th, 2020 Halloween Pet Tips
If anyone has any traps at their houses belonging to RCDR could they return them ASAP - we have several premises to attend and need them now . Please ring Irene 0876464389 if you need help returning cages. Thanks!
September 13th, 2021
September 15th, 2021 Bingo on the Beach!
August 16th, 2020 Foster a dog or a cat!

We would ask all those people who have dogs in their care to be extra careful at the present. There seems to be an increase in the number of dogs missing. There have been many stories of dogs being stolen. Please do not leave a dog unattended in the front garden for long periods, especially bordering on a busy road. It is advised to keep a dog/ dogs in the back garden and once again to check regularly on them. If your dog has gone missing, then it is advisable to ring the local Gardai station, vets, or any local shelters, rescue centres nearby.

August 15th, 2020

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Use this form for general enquiries
John and Irene will be happy to assist you with your enquiries! Select John for info about DOGS and Irene for info about CATS.
Phone: +353 (0)87 961 6586

John Douglas

For enquiries about DOGS

Email John

Phone: +353 (0)87 646 4389

Irene Julier

For enquiries about CATS

Email Irene

Lost & Found
Renvyle - Co. Galway
+353 (0)87 646 4389