Pets & Other Animals

Bray Swan Sanctuary

Harriet Ledwidge from Bray, Co Wicklow has recently helped to establish the Bray Swan Sanctuary Volunteer Group to look after the swans in the harbour in my home town of Bray. Swans occupy an unusual niche.

Art – by animals – up for auction

Seals, pigs, kangaroos giraffes, red pandas, rhinoceros, and even komodo dragons have been dipping paws, noses, claws and tails in paint to create their own works of art.

Puppy farming

I have been campaigning against puppy farming for many years in Ireland. I came across this video, and decided to put it here.

Harry the hedgehog

Caroline found Harry the hedgehog walking across her garden in the middle of the day. When she picked him up with gloves, he curled up at first, but then he poked his head out and sneezed at her.

Racing pigeons

Birds are in Harry’s blood – his father bred canaries, and Harry has been racing his own pigeons for twenty eight years.

Taming a wild cat

A year ago, Justine’s parents were walking through Rathfarnham when they noticed a colony of feral cats at the back of a garage.