This week on Ireland AM, I visited the Kildare and West Wicklow SPCA facility.
I've written a blog post over on the Allianz website, explaining my rationale for choosing a rescue dog when you get a new pet.
This week on the Pat Kenny Show (see the foot of this post for the podcast), we discussed the latest stray dog statistics from Ireland's dog pounds, which show a welcome downwards trend.
Digger was an abandoned, unwanted dog when Eimear spotted him in a dog rescue centre in Cork. He was nine months old, and hadn’t had an easy start in life.
Rescue Dogs, Dog Pounds and Pet Adoption. | East Coast Radio
In this week's podcast, we discussed the issue of rescue dogs, dog pounds and the value of pet adoption.
The options for adopting rescue dogs in Ireland | Pat Kenny Show
This week on the Pat Kenny Show, we started by expressing concern about the lenient sentences given to people found guilty of animal cruelty in Ireland.
On Ireland AM this morning, the story was told of Garth, an abused English Bull Terrier.
I love the positive sound of Spirit Radio, Ireland's Christian radio station - and I've started doing regular vet spots with them. To listen to this one, click on the play button.
Holly, a 1 year old female terrier cross who was rescued from the dog pound and was later found to be pregnant.
Holly is a typical example of a common type of dog that ends up in Ireland’s dog pounds. She was less than a year old, she had come into season, and she had become a nuisance to her original owners.
Kitty, a six week old stray kitten who was rescued by Ciara after being badly injured when thrown from a moving car
Ciara often drives along the road between Knockananna and Tinahealy in County Wicklow. It is a typical Irish country road, with small hills and bends to negotiate.
A new series on Channel Five has just started, titled “The World’s Most Pampered Pets” The programme blurb says the following: “A fun, entertaining and moving programme meetin ..
Animal rescue groups need extra help over Christmas – don’t forget them! | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, we discuss the needs of animal rescue groups over the Christmas period.
The dedication of some individuals to animals in trouble is remarkable, and the story of Bonnie (pictured above with volunteer Mel) is one that's worth telling.
Johanne Leetch often walks her dogs Jan and Lizzy along the beach at Shankill.