GSPCA Calendar for 2022

15th Oct 2021
The GalwaySPCA 2022 calendar is now on sale. This year’s cover is graced by our brave and beautiful Belmore The calendar is priced at €6 and is available to purchase from the following locations: Blas restaurant PortumnaPets Concannon’s Costcutter Duffy’s Killimor Pardy’s Laurencetown Railway Veterinary Clinic Lakeside Veterinary The Ark Veterinary Clinic St Mary’s Rd […]
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Advice on owning a Reptile

16th Jul 2021
Snakes get a bad rap mostly because people don’t understand them. Despite Irish folklore saying that St Patrick drove them out, snakes are readily available across the country. Due to popular demand and an exotic pet trade, snakes are being kept as pets without owners fully understanding what is involved. It is true that snakes […]
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“The Faces of Rescue”

22nd Jun 2021
As a rescue, we pride ourselves on being able to show you our dogs as they go “full circle”. We introduce them as they arrive. Often broken (mentally and physically), scared, emaciated, confused. We show the scared become confident, the broken being fixed and the emaciated gaining weight. And then we show them as they […]
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It is required by law to dog Microchip and Register your dog

27th May 2021
SIT UP and OBEY is what we teach our dogs. Being a responsible dog owner involves some simple tasks. Microchipping and registering is a simple procedure that allows for easy recovery of lost or stolen dogs. Microchipping makes a clear link between a dog and its owner. Having a microchip means they can be reunited […]
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19th May 2021
As summer arrives so to do the numerous of calls regarding baby wild animals in seemingly dangerous situations. We welcome these calls and are happy to assist and advise anyone who feels an animal may need assistance. But when is help not helpful? Wild animals live among us and go about their business not needing […]
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Community Employment Scheme

12th May 2021
If you have been unemployed for 12 months or more and are eligible for a Community Employment Scheme, then you may be interested in applying for one of the following positions at Galway SPCA. Maintenance Person: Based at our sanctuary in Killimor duties will include light repairs, grass cutting, window cleaning, painting, unloading deliveries, van […]
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Sign up to receive our GalwaySPCA Newsletter

28th Apr 2021
Our quarterly Newsletter was first released in Spring 2021!!! Each edition features updates from the santuary, our planned events and photos of the animals who have found their fur-ever homes in the last three months. If you would like to subscribe to our Newsletter mailing list, please sign up here  
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Mootsy and Me

20th Jan 2021
Galway SPCA is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Mootsy and the AWFULLY big bite!’ On sale at it costs €11.00 including postage anywhere in Ireland and €13.00 includes international delivery. This heart-warming picturebook, which tells the story of the AWFUL day when seven-year old Aoife’s gerbil bites her finger and will NOT let […]
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‘Friends of Galway SPCA’ Facebook Group

7th Dec 2020
Our ‘Friends of Galway SPCA’ Facebook Group is a closed group with interesting inside information which includes first hand behind the scenes news. It has been running since September 2019 and your €5 monthly membership subscription entitles you to:- daily updates from the sanctuary at Heathlawn and the Athenry Cattery view the antics of the […]
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Register with

15th May 2020
Our thanks to everyone for raising donations for Galway SPCA with #easyfundraising. If you haven’t signed up yet it’s easy and completely free. 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping at no extra cost to you. To sign up all you have to do is […]
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Advice if you find kittens

13th May 2020
We receive many calls and every situation is different, the calls will vary. Some are well meaning with most people wanting to help. So what do you do if you find kittens? 1. Take a Photo Depending on the situation, we always advise you to take a photo as photos help us determine how old […]
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Advice on looking after a pet rabbit

10th Apr 2020
As we head into the Easter weekend Coco would like to remind everyone that rabbits are a 10+ year commitment. They require lots of exercise and space to move around even in their enclosures. Rabbits are not OK living in hutches in the garden unless it has a large secure run attached. Rabbits are not […]
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Paco’s Den

24th Sep 2019
Paco’s Den is still working its magic on a daily basis.   It teaches many of our dogs what it’s like to cross a threshold into a home type environment.   Our very own little piece of heaven where our dogs can get some one to one, away from the noise and energy of our […]
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