Damson

28th Feb 2020
Today we said our goodbyes to one of the sweetest, kindest most loving of girls, Damson. Damson was reported to us when she was spotted running around the streets of a nearby village, along with a young Lurcher pup who we named Plums who has also been rehomed. The Comer Family came to visit Heathlawn […]
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Zona

23rd Feb 2020
On Friday Zona headed home with her new mum and dad, Clara and Sean. After losing their beloved Bella last year they now felt ready to love again, in memory of their beautiful girl. It’s never about replacing a loved pet, it’s simply needing to love a furry friend again because as all animal lovers […]
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Bantam

18th Feb 2020
Just before Christmas, a little Saluki girl lay curled up in Waterford Pound waiting hopefully for someone to spot her. We spotted her and offered her a rescue space along with a little shy terrier boy from the same pound. Bantam arrived a very weary, battle scarred, underweight girl. She showed all the signs of […]
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Plums

18th Feb 2020
We got to say hello to an old friend and wave goodbye to a new one ❤️ 18 months ago, the Evans family came to visit and adopted a little black Lurcher baby, called Fondue, that we had rescued off the streets with her mum Brioche and siblings. They returned with the very beautiful Fondue, […]
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Miguel

15th Feb 2020
Back in October, just after Ballinasloe Fair ended, we received a call about a tiny dog, living as a stray just outside the town. We asked the caller to set up a feeding routine and a bed in her shed, to entice him to stick around as this little fella was absolutely terrified, running anytime […]
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Chulainn

14th Feb 2020
Chulainn left us last week with new mum Emma. As you can see he has landed on his paws and is happily exploring his new home! In true Chulainn fashion, he is happiest sitting on the lap of someone to chat to!  Thank you Emma, for choosing to adopt one of our wonderful cats 😻
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Calais and Lyon

14th Feb 2020
There were hugs and kisses all round yesterday when Calais and Lyon met new mum Jacinta! A big day for the boys as they left the city early yesterday morning and made there way to our Athenry cattery, before finally making their last journey of the day to their forever home in Tipperary! Thank you […]
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Eddie

14th Feb 2020
Eddie was picked up by us late in November 2019 as he ran terrifed on a road. Dirty, smelly, covered in fleas and underweight, he was a very sorry sight and only a baby at a few months old. Thankfully Eddie went into foster with one of our amazing foster families and was soon playing […]
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Carand

11th Feb 2020
Just after Christmas we worked with our friends at Chihuahua Rescue Ireland and offered a space to a beautiful Lurcher girl we named Carand. A young, playful and loving girl, who had been found on the streets fending for herself.  Carand settled into sanctuary life and loved nothing more than a play in our fields […]
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Bebo

6th Feb 2020
Many of you may remember the video of this little girl, at the start of January, when two of our team went out to rescue her. Just after Christmas we worked with our friends at Chihuahua Rescue Ireland and offered a space to a beautiful Lurcher girl we named Carand. A young, playful and loving […]
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Spice

29th Jan 2020
Bye Bye Spice. Little Spice was found as a terrified stray so afraid of us that she hid away behind her basket for the first few days but with Spice grew to trust us though she remained shy when meeting new people. Earlier this week Spice got to go home to her forever home with […]
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Pagoda

29th Jan 2020
On the 8th of November last, a boy arrived at our sanctuary in the boot of a car. As soon as the staff opened the boot they knew they were looking at a dog very close to deaths door. He had horrendous wounds to his legs, which were at least two weeks old, that had […]
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McCoy

26th Jan 2020
Yesterday we watched as our Newfoundland boy McCoy left us to start a new life. McCoy was surrendered into our care a couple of weeks ago and we were delighted when he had a visitor at our sanctuary. Des, with his rescue Newfie girl Zoro, came to visit McCoy and it was love at first […]
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McVitie

21st Jan 2020
This gorgeous little chap, McVitie ❤️, arrived into our care after he was seen being ‘man handled’ in a way no animal ever should. This sweet natured boy seemed so grateful that he was now safe in our care. And McVitie didn’t have to wait very long before visitors to our sanctuary met him and […]
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Molloy

20th Jan 2020
It has been a very busy week here at Heathlawn with lots of work being done to ensure everything is in place for our lucky doggies waiting to head off to their forever homes. We waved goodbye to our very sweet, shy terrier boy Molloy, who we offered space to just before Christmas as he […]
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Myrrh

20th Jan 2020
Bye Bye Myrrh. Another goodbye, this time it was our beautiful pointer girl Myrrh, who got to pack up her belongings, as she headed off with her new mum and dad Rosemary and Paddy. Myrrh was found, just before Christmas on the streets of Tuam, emaciated, covered in fleas and very afraid.Thanks to amazing teamwork […]
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Crypt

19th Jan 2020
Crypt is another lucky boy as he left to begin his new life with new mom, Imogen, and fur sibling Misty! When introducing a new fur family member it is important to remember that patience is essential, that’s why we insist that newly adopted cats have their own space in the beginning. Crypt loves his […]
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Bobbee

17th Jan 2020
It’s been just a week since our Bobbee left Heathlawn after waiting over 430 days for someone to give her the chance she so deserved. It has been a week full of walks and adventures for this gorgeous girl and we feel quite emotional looking at these photos of Bobbee, living the dream and feeling […]
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Essie

12th Jan 2020
From escalator shaft to foster sister extraordinaire!! The little kitty who was found trapped under an escalator shaft in Lidl, Oranmore, last year and was taken into foster by Edel. Although a tad ‘hissy’ at first, Essie settled in quite well into her foster home. So well, in fact, that despite have 2 cats already […]
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Pines

12th Jan 2020
At the beginning of December a member of our team was at the Offaly Pound picking up a Greyhound that had been surrendered a few days earlier. From the corner of her eye she spotted a very scared little Springer boy, hiding behind his basket. With only one available kennel back at the sanctuary, for […]
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