CONTACTS

Report Animal Cruelty
divider

Please report any suspected cruelty or neglect of an animal in strictest confidence.

Address:
Galway SPCA, 2a Augustine Street, Galway.
Eircode:
H91 E3H5
Telephone:
091 563631

Email:
info@galway-spca.com


Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Helpline

The helpline will be operational from the 3rd of January 2012. It will be manned from 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). At all other times it will divert to a recorded message, and messages left will be monitored regularly.

Call Save: 1850 211 990
Phone:
01-607 2379

Email: animalwelfare@agriculture.gov.ie


Lost and Found

divider

Report lost or found pets (please include brief description, contact information and a photograph).

Address:
Galway SPCA, 2a Augustine Street, Galway.
Eircode: H91 E3H5
Telephone: 091 563631

Email:
lost@galway-spca.com
You will receive an automated response with helpful advice and your listing will be shared on our facebook page. Our Facebook page is run by volunteers so please be patient.

Highly Recommended Lost and Found Web Sites

Posting details and a photo of your lost or found pet on the following websites will give you a much greater chance of finding your pet or its owner and all listings posted to the LostandFoundPets.ie website will be shared automatically across several social media sites. In addition, Galway listings are posted to our Facebook page.


It is a requirement to notify local Gardai first but also important to contact your local Dog Warden, Animal Rescues and Vets. Here is a list of Galway based contacts.

Contact Address Telephone Website
Galway City
Dog Warden
Ballybane Dog Pound,
Tuam Road.
091 757094 galwaycity.ie
Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am – 10.30 am and from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
       
Galway County
Dog Warden
  091 552548
galway.ie
       
Local Garda Stations   click here
       
Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue & Adoption   madra.ie
       
An Cat Dubh   ancatdubh.net
       
Whiskers   whiskersnewpark.org
       
Galway Cat Rescue   galwaycatrescue.ie
       
Galway Veterinarians   click here
       


Volunteer, Foster or Adopt

divider

Find out about pets for adoption, fostering and volunteering opportunities.

Address:
Galway SPCA, 2a Augustine Street, Galway.
Eircode:
H91 E3H5
Telephone:
091 563631

Email:
info@galway-spca.com

The Galway SPCA are always in need of foster parents for cats and dogs who may be injured or in need of one-to-one attention. Please send us your name for our list of foster parents and help our animals get better faster.

Our adoption pages are kept as up to date as possible however it is best to ring the number provided with the animal's details to check availability as they may already have been rehomed, fostered or reserved.

Please note, homechecks are done before any of our animals are rehomed and we do ask for a donation to help towards the cost of vaccinations, neutering, worming etc. If you are considering adopting from us please first have a read of our adoption policy.

Now have a look at all the wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption right now in our sanctuaries.


Make a Donation
divider

Please go to the donate page.


Social Networks
divider

Galway SPCA's fan page on Facebook is dedicated to the pets of Galway and beyond who are lost, found or in need of a home. Feeds from the very popular website Lost and Found Pets Ireland will also appear here automatically. So by becoming a fan of our page, our updates will appear in your newsfeed as soon as they are posted. You can really help us by sharing the stories and photos posted to our fan page and on twitter and get the word out to a wider audience.

TWITTER YOUTUBE FACEBOOK AMMADO




Heathlawn Animal Sanctuary

divider

Address: Galway SPCA Animal Sanctuary, Heathlawn, Killimor, Co. Galway.
Eircode: H53 TK54
Situated between Killimor and Portumna (2 miles past Killimor and 4 miles before Portumna)
Telephone: 09096-76397
Dog Sanctuary: 087 2765690 (Emma)
Cattery: 087 7951961 (Wendy) 089 4749127 (Trish).
If we are in the kennels or cattery please leave a message on our answering machine with your name, number and the name of the dog or cat you are interested in and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Email:
heathlawn@galway-spca.com

Opening Times: 10am - 4pm, 7 days / week

Directions: From Galway, take Dublin Road. Go through Loughrea. 2 miles past Loughrea take right turn to Portumna. Go through Killimor Village (about 10 miles) and take the third turn approximately 2 miles past Killimor Village. If you get to a huge electricity pylon on right, you have gone too far!


View Galway SPCA in a larger map





Heathlawn Cattery

divider

See Heathlawn Animal Sanctuary





Galway City Cattery and Charity Shop

divider

Address: Galway SPCA, 2a Augustine Street, Galway.
Eircode: H91 E3H5
Telephone: 091 563631 City Cattery: 087 2612367

Email:
info@galway-spca.com

Opening times:
10am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday


View Galway SPCA in a larger map

Our charity shop is open 6 days a week and we would welcome anyone who has a few hours to spare to help behind the counter, ironing clothes, sorting stock etc. Our shop is a major source of income for us so we need to ensure that it is sufficiently manned at all times. Please give your name and contact details to the office if you would like to help. No previous shop experience is necessary - just a willing attitude and a pleasant manner. Also, we are always grateful for your second-hand clothing and household goods. Just ensure please that they are of good quality - please no jumble or worn electrical goods.





The Galway SPCA Committee

divider

All committee members can be contacted through the main office in Galway.
Communications & PR: 087 2770515 (April)
Address: Galway SPCA, 2a Augustine Street, Galway.
Eircode: H91 E3H5
Telephone: 091 563631

Email:
info@galway-spca.com





About the Galway SPCA
divider

The Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have been in Galway for roughly twenty years. From humble beginnings where we looked after animals in our homes, we have progressed to now having a shelter in Heathlawn, Killimor, Co. Galway and a shop, offices and cattery in Galway City. We now also have a full time field inspector covering Galway city and county. We daily strive to improve the welfare of all animals both locally and internationally through education, assistance, advice and the wonderful world of the internet and email. Indeed we are very lucky to have two papers featuring the animals in our care and we thank the Galway Advertiser and Tuam Herald for allowing us the space to feature our pets of the week. Over the years we have developed a good working relationship with all the local media be it paper, radio, TV and they are always available to help in any way they can.

Aims: The aims of the Galway SPCA include: (a) The prevention of cruelty to domestic and wild animals, including birds, and the fostering of knowledge of the behaviour and proper care of animals amongst the public and particularly amongst the youth of Galway City and County. (b) Provision for the treatment of injured and sick animals (including wild animals and birds) where these are the property of persons who cannot afford professional fees or where their owner is unknown. (c) Provision of food and shelter for unwanted or stray animals, to find homes for them.. We operate a no-kill policy ( unless it is a fatal injury or illness ). (d) The undertaking of an active campaign to publicize the aims of the Branch and the utilisation of the media to disseminate information, increase public awareness of the need for proper consideration of animal welfare and to highlight present practices which condone animal abuse. (e) The lobby of both local and national government on issues concerning animal welfare where such lobbying would have the effect of improving the overall quality of life of animals.

Concerns: The Galway SPCA has, over the years, shown concern for and actively campaigned in a wide variety of areas relating to animal welfare. We campaign in areas such as: the unnecessary use of animals in laboratories for the purpose of experimentation the lack of facilities for stray and unwanted animals, particularly dogs and donkeys the widespread acceptance of intensive farming methods such as battery hens and the lack of incentives to move up to less intensive methods the widespread slaughter of foxes, badgers and other native species the continued condoning of blood sports such as coursing, and the transport of live cattle to the Middle East under conditions of extreme stress the provision of laws to protect exotic animals which are on the increase in Ireland the plight of circus animals in Ireland

Approach: The Galway SPCA is of the opinion that change in these areas is necessary and should be brought about by increasing public awareness, placing pressure on government bodies and representatives to legislate for change and to foster general awareness of the issue of animal welfare.




Website
divider

Submissions to Happy Endings: The Happy Endings page is where you can read about some of the successful adoptions from Galway SPCA. If you have adopted a pet from us we would love to hear from you, just send a photo or two and a little story to the following email address: webmaster@galway-spca.com.

Report Errors and Ommisions to: webmaster@galway-spca.com
This website is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Flash Player