Shopping at Clifden Supervalu? Please make some food donations to help us feeding abandoned pets. Thank you!!!

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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.

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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.

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We often need kind people with a bit of spare time to temporarily look after a dog or cat until a permanent home can be found. Dogs and cats that arrive in rescue may have been ill-treated, neglected or just not wanted anymore. They need lots of patience and a home environment is the best place to help them feel secure and learn how to trust again. Fostering a dog or cat is a practical way to help us out.

All we ask is that you have a reasonable secure garden and you can be at home for most of the day, usually preferable for dogs to be placed in a family where children are over 12 years. We cover expenses if you can provide a bed, some exercise and love and kindness.

If you'd like to know more, you can speak to John or Irene or call 087 646 4389 -Thanks!!

A pet is a 15+years commitment, not only a pleasant companion for the present times. Before adopting please consider if you will be able to give your dog and cat the same attentions when life will revert to normality. If you think you will be too busy in the future for this commitment, please consider fostering. Thanks!

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