The cruelty of people to animals knows no limits: this week, a firework was placed inside a piece of bread then fed to a swan in a public park.
Pets & Other Animals
Walter Kelly from Co Wexford is pictured with his Lakenvelder rooster.
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.
Elena Tabuada from Granada, Spain looks after group of around a dozen cats. She feeds them but she isn’t their “owner”.
Alex Flynn-Fitzgerald doted on his pet cat Sparkles, and when she died, poor Alex was devastated. Alex had always wanted a cat.
Veronica McSwiney, the well-known concert pianist, from Bray, County Wicklow was concerned when Tara, her ten year old spayed female Golden Retriever started to leave wet spots on the carpet Veronica ..
Elsie is a ten year old neutered female terrier who suddenly started trembling all over. She refused her food, and she looked miserable.
I have been campaigning against puppy farming for many years in Ireland. I came across this video, and decided to put it here.
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.
Emma Murphy, aged 13, has a dog, a cat,a rabbit, guinea pigs and hamsters. Last weekend.
Cinders is an eleven month old female neutered black Domestic Shorthaired Cat. Her owner Orla was in the bathroom, when Cinders jumped up beside her and passed urine in the sink.
My own animals at home need veterinary help from time to time, and this week, it has been the turn of my Indian Runner drake, known as "Mister".
Birds are in Harry’s blood – his father bred canaries, and Harry has been racing his own pigeons for twenty eight years.
A year ago, Justine’s parents were walking through Rathfarnham when they noticed a colony of feral cats at the back of a garage.
The Hanley family knew that there was something strange going on with Benji. For no particular reason, he had started rubbing his rear end along the ground.
I saw a very unusual hamster recently. Hammy had been showing three main signs of illness. Firstly, she was drinking a lot.
Bray, the small town in Ireland that is my home, has its own resident flock of swans - around fifty of them live in the local harbour, and they are a popular draw to visitors.
Sasha is a Hungarian Vizla, a rare enough breed in Ireland, and she is a lovely good-natured dog. A few days ago, her owner noticed that her left eye was watering more than normal.