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GSPCA Registered Charity Number CHY 12478

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2a Augustine Street, Galway.

Make a Lodgement to our Bank Account Bank of Ireland,
Mainguard St.,
Bank Code: 90-37-95
Account Number: 53593129
IBAN: IE20BOFI90379553593129

Set up a Standing Order Telephone: 091 563631
Email: or
click here to download the form.

Donate By Text

Text PACO to 50300 to donate €4

100% of your donation goes to Galway SPCA across most networks. Some operators apply VAT which means a minimum of €3.25 will go to Galway SPCA.
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Helpline: 0768805278

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Current Appeals


Donate Goods
We are always grateful for donations of bedding and toys for our animals (our four legged friends are especially appreciative). Some nearly new items (like cat carriers) can be sold at the our charity shops in Galway– with all the money coming back to the Sanctuary to help the animals in our care.

We are also always looking for quality second hand items and unwanted gifts to sell at our charity shop, pop-up shops and bric-a-brac events. Items can be brought to the Sanctuary or directly to our shop in Galway. However if you are unable to get to us please do contact us to see if there is a staff member or volunteer in your area who we can ask to collect from you. All profits from these sales go towards caring for the animals at the Sanctuary.

The list below contains items that we are currently in very short supply of; if you are able to help by donating any of the following we would be very grateful to you:

Tinned Dog Food
Dry Cat Food
Tinned Cat Food
Puppy Food (tinned is preferable)
Small Puppy Dog Biscuits
Dog Treats
Squeaky Toys
Postage Stamps
Carrier Bags
Stackable Chairs
Charity Shop Items
Non-bio Washing Up Liquid
Washing machine detergent

Running Costs
On average it costs €25,000 a month to run the organisation so donating regularly would be of enormous help to us.

Sponsor a Pet
You may not be able to commit to having an animal but you would love to help homeless, injured and cruelly treated animals. Well there is an option, you can sponsor a resident or long stay animal at our sanctuary. By sponsoring a pet you are contributing towards the cost of your chosen animal's care, as well as helping to fund the work of our animal rescue service. Click below to sponsor a dog or cat online or send an email to

Choose a Payment Option
Name of Dog to Sponsor
Choose a Payment Option
Name of Cat to Sponsor

Legacies and Bequests

A legacy is when you leave a sum of money in your will to a charitable cause. Some people leave their entire estates, but most leave a modest sum. However much you choose to leave, is up to you. But rest assured that every legacy counts, no matter how large or small.

There are several ways that money can be left in a will, some are outlined below;

A residuary bequest
You make provisions for your nearest and dearest first, then leave the remainder, or part of the remainder of your estate to one or more preferred charities.

If you are making a residuary gift, the following text can be used in your will:

"I give to (insert name of organisation) of (insert address of organisation), all (or a fraction) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same".

A pecuniary bequest
You state in your will that a specific sum of money will go to a particular charity, or charities of your choice.

If you are making a gift of a fixed sum or specific item, the following text can be used in your will:

"I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to (insert name of organisation) of (insert address of organisation), and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same".

Changing Your Will
If you already have a will, it's easy to change it to include a legacy to a charity of your choice. This is change is called a "Codicil" and can be drawn up easily by your solicitor.

You can do this by finding a solicitor in your area. The month of October has been “write a will month” and solicitors involved in the scheme offer to write or rewrite wills for 50 Euro (Nothing listed for this year yet) If you have any queries, or if you'd like to get in touch, please contact us at (Insert number)

Taxback in the Republic of Ireland

New Tax Legislation:
If you donate €250 or more in one calendar year and you pay income tax or capital gains tax in Republic of Ireland your donation can go much further. At no extra cost to you , we can claim 45% tax back on your generous gift and make your donation go even further.

In the past tax could be claimed back by the donor since 2013 changes in the legislation now mean that the money ,if claimed , goes back to the charity. Donations of €250 or more are potentially worth an additional 44.9% to the charity.

So what has changed?
The refund can now be obtained on behalf of PAYE and Self Assessed supporters.

So what do you need to do?
If you wish to claim for a once off donation you can fill out a CHY4 cert and return it to us with your PPS number
Or if you wish a new enduring tax relief form that lasts for 5 years may be completed CHY3 This means that you only need to fill out the form once every 5 years, which reduces our admin costs, allowing for greater impact in the work we do with rehoming and prevention of cruelty to animals.

See the total value of your donation to Galwayspca when you fill out the tax relief form:
If you donated €250 or more to GalwaySPCA in 2013 or 2014, you can download a CHY3 form If we don't receive a completed form from you, we will send you one by post in May 2015 (CHY3).

Annual Donation Amount Tax Back from Revenue Total Value of donation
€250 €112.32 €362.32
€300 €134.78 €434.78

Other Ways to Help

Check Diary Dates to see if there are any events coming up that you would like to support.
If you would like some alternative ideas on how to help us please go to How You Can Help.
Visit our online Shop if you would like to purchase any of the items there.
If you are a business you might like to find out how to Advertise on our site.
If you would like to get in touch go to Contact.

Online Transaction Fees

PayPal normally deducts 1.9% + €0.35 EUR per transaction.
Personal Transfer to is free when the money comes from PayPal balance or bank account.
3.4% + €0.35 EUR when the money comes from a debit or credit card or PayPal credit (the sender decides who pays this fee).

iDonate charges 5%.