Harvard

27th Oct 2019
It may have taken us a little longer than anticipated, with a couple of ups and downs along the way, but we are so thrilled to be able to write this post and let you all know that, Harvard our Boxer boy has finally made it home. We spotted Harvard on one of the pound […]
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Nico

18th Oct 2019
Bye Bye Nico ❤️ We are so happy for one of our smallest residents, Chi x terrier boy Nico, who set off with his lovely new mum Jennifer. He is going to be so loved and has an equally excited dad waiting to welcome him home too. Great excitement all round, especially from Nico who […]
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Millie

12th Oct 2019
Little Millie, the 9 year Daxie, has most certainly landed back into the lap of luxury she had been accustomed too all her life, as she now shares her new home with her new pal 10 year old Murphy. Millie’s search for a new forever home, after her dad sadly passed, didn’t take very long […]
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Scholes

11th Oct 2019
A few months ago, little Schloes arrived at our sanctuary a very scared 6month old pup. Found straying on the streets of Galway City, Schloes showed all the classic signs of having led a life of neglect. The saddest part, and something we see quite often, is that Schloes had no idea of how to […]
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Booey

11th Oct 2019
At our annual sponsored Oliver Walk, we arranged a little rendezvous for one of our Heathlawn residents. Booey, our little terrier girl had a date with Mary, one of our active supporters and mum to former Galway SPCA dog Bear, the Boxer X. Since sadly loosing Pixie, their beautiful Galway SPCA girl, earlier this year […]
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Marconi

10th Oct 2019
At the end of July, we were contacted about a very young lurcher pup wandering the streets of Tuam, with injuries to his face and neck. He avoided being caught for a few days but finally he gave up and arrived at Heathlawn and safety. A boy of about 7 months old, scared, confused and […]
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Franklin

25th Sep 2019
Bye bye Franklin! One of 3 kittens dumped at a community hall near Portumna during the summer….. the boys only survived with the help of locals who fed them and kept an eye on them until we were eventually able to make enough space to secure them. The boys settled into cattery life well but […]
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Soul

24th Sep 2019
Soul came to us alongside her mum Heart, both found dumped/straying just outside of Ballinasloe. Soul, being such a young age, didn’t seem to notice that she had become another in the never ending line of John and Jane Does. Dogs who mysteriously end up on our streets, yet nobody ever seems to know who […]
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Darcy (now Sally)

24th Sep 2019
Darcy was a very sad and scared girl, who was found lying curled up in a ball on the grounds of Garbally College, Ballinasloe. At that time, Darcy was suffering from mange, a flea infestation, was very underweight and had obviously given birth some months earlier. She was so afraid, she couldn’t make eye contact nor […]
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Vicars

22nd Sep 2019
Bye bye Vicars. A month ago a staff member took a call from a man who “had a problem”.☹️ His two young dogs got out of the trailer they lived in and gone across the fields ending up at a neighbours, who kindly put them in a shed while he tried to locate their owner. […]
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Rivers

21st Sep 2019
At the start of June, on a Bank Holiday weekend, somebody threw this young beautiful boy over the walls into the Galway Pound, where he sat terrified. Rivers arrived into our care as a very scared boy, who hid in his bed for many days until we moved him in with another of our dogs […]
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Coco

20th Sep 2019
Little Yorkie/Chihuahua boy Coco has found himself the perfect home with new mum and dad, Marianne and Rod. He won’t be short of doggy brothers and sisters either, as he will be joining a family of four Yorkies, a Lab X and a cat!!! All very much loved and pampered by their human parents. Happy […]
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Dilly

14th Sep 2019
Dilly arrived to us last month after she was found wandering on a very busy road all by herself. She was chipped, so we contacted the registered owner only to learn she had given Dilly away a couple of months previously but couldn’t remember who too? The area she supposedly homed Dilly to, was nowhere […]
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Falkor

12th Sep 2019
In mid July we were alerted to a tiny 7/8 week old puppy that had been abandoned close to our sanctuary. The cutest little boy who was lucky enough to go straight from the roadside ditch he had been thrown in, to the loving arms of his Foster mum Diane, one of our volunteers. Falkor […]
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Dayna’s First Gotcha day

10th Sep 2019
In May 2018 we took in Dayna to our care. This 6 year old Greyhound girl had been living in a back yard, pumping out litters of Lurcher pups. Prior to that life, Dayna had raced 19 times and had two registered litters. We can only guess that Dayna was then sold to the back […]
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Dooley

9th Sep 2019
Dooley and Vanilla (now Frank and Betty) In June we were on the trail of a very scared, skinny little lurcher boy, running around the streets of Ballinasloe and limping badly. Finally we managed to catch him and Dooley arrived at Heathlawn to start the road to his recovery. In June of 2017, we rescued […]
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Miss Saigon

9th Sep 2019
At the end of July we received a call from a lady called Sharon who, whilst on a deserted bog road, had stumbled across a very scared dog lying in the ditch. That little girl arrived to our sanctuary and what a sad and sorry sight she was. A traumatized, mange ridden hairy lurcher, who […]
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Shinx

15th Mar 2019
Timid little Shinx was found at 11 weeks old, alone and crying for help in the bushes at GMIT. We didn’t know if this little girl would learn to accept the love of the humans that cared for her but with time and patience she learned that we were her friends. In September, a wonderful […]
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