If anyone is looking for a friendly cat, already neutered/spayed and ready to go - we have 6 of them. They are all colours...
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Oh, this is the little dog I thought long and hard about adopting myself :-( Did I have room for 3 dogs in my porch or not.....NOT! Anyway, she is very happy, with two dog friends and one lovely owner who doesn't think Sophie has quite enough toys yet. Mind you, she does dig up their garden, and my husband is very proud of his veggies, so - close call.....So glad she's happy.
When you next buy your flea/tick treatment for dogs or worming medication for horses, we would be most grateful if you could just buy one more, and donate it to the shelter.
Small, medium or large dog treatments would be most gratefully received - we have all shapes and sizes! It's quite expensive when you consider the number of dogs we help. We also have many horses and donkeys. If you can, please pop a treatment in the post to: Skibbereen Animal Rescue, Skeagh, Co. Cork. or even drop it in at the charity shop in North Street. THANKS SO MUCH!
DELIBERATE POISONING AT OUR ANIMAL SANCTUARY
This is so hard. This picture is of Higgins. HIGGINS IS DEAD. He died in agony this week, deliberately poisoned. Anita is going to the Gards this morning, as she says she reported a threat made by a local farmer to do just this some months back. It appears that Anita has found three places where she believes baited meat was placed, and then the gate to the sanctuary was heaved open. Other dogs, she believes are slowly dying and will have to be put down. One of these is Molly, her own dog of many years, who used to be the cat nurse and minder. I don't know what else to say
Zorro (now Fergus) at home
Email received this a.m.
We are holding a choral concert at The Glebe Gardens, Baltimore this Sunday August 19th 4pm in aid of Skibbereen Animal Rescue and the Simon Community.
Fresh from their gig supporting The Hothouse Flowers, The Baltimore Singers present a concert of choral music along with The Baltimore Bluebirds, Myross Choir, Pink Moment and The Spiro Singers. Tickets are €10 (kids free). Call 028 20232 for more information.
We are getting really concerned now....
HIGGY DESPERATELY NEEDS A HOME. I've named her after Higgins, the poison victim, as her markings are similar, but we think she is a Jack Russell/Collie cross. She was found wandering down a lane all on her own and she is only just old enough to leave her mother. Absolutely adorable, happy little thing. Not for a home where there is a child under 4 though... Mary
It has come to our notice (and we know the name of this person) someone is putting rumours around that Anita is puppy farming - also foal farming, if there is such a thing, in conditions of cruelty. Anita is also aware of the probable cause of the outburst. That person will probably be receiving a letter from Anita's solicitor shortly. If anyone would like to check with Anita's vet, Mary Farmer, how much is spent on spaying and neutering animals in her care, they are welcome to contact her at the vets in Skibbereen.
Jack and Jill were spotted over a year ago in a field just outside Skibbereen and were being fed by locals. After the winter, when it was noticed that Jill was in pup, they were lured with food to a local farm and lived in a shed, then SARC were called in. They were fed with Sedolin paste, which immobilised their feet - but not their teeth!, so they were muzzled and brought to the sanctuary, where, from being in quite a wild state, they have settled in very happily together, and are devoted to each other. They have commandeered the back of an old van, because they hate being locked up, and this they now share with Megan, the ancient ollie, who recently lost her long haired lurcher friend of 15 years, so I'm sure she doesn't mind the company.
Two pure bred Lassie Collies (Rough Collies) one boy one girl approx 10 weeks old, have just arrived, but aare in foster, due to their poor condition. Pictures soon
I went to the shelter yesterday and met the one surviving collie puppy of the litter of 11. I am going to name her Solo. She was in the cage all on her own, no bigger than a Guinea Pig. She is black, with a white collar, and it looks like she will have those lovely tan brown eyebrows. Her Mom Shannon is a lovely dog, but not exactly natural motherhood material. Anita is going to get her a warm toy to snuggle up to (she has to make sure the puppy gets regular drinks, as Shannon hasn't a clue!