Messi the Brave

Meet Messi. He was found tied up in goalpost netting with a serious leg injury. After assessment and treatment and we’re delighted to report that City Vets were able to save his little leg and he has made a tremendous recovery. Thank-you to the member of the public who made the call about his plight. Now in training for the World Cup thanks to City Vets and the tremendous loving care of his foster family, this handsome dude is now looking for his forever home.  If you are interested please call the office at 051-841432 or email us at or private message us at Waterford SPCA Facebook. Home checks will apply



New Additions

Louis, Huey, Dewy and their mom Cara are new additions to our feline family at Waterford SPCA. They are absolutely adorable and will be ready for their forever homes very soon. If you are interested in adopting some or all of this wonderful family please contact the office at 051-841432 or email or message us on Facebook.Looking forward to hearing from you. Home checks will apply.

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Pretty Please

This 4 year old (neutered female) cat needs a new home. Sadly, her life is not an easy one as her owners have 2 dogs and neighborhood bully cat makes it torture for her every day! We would love a home for here where she could live in peace
Please contact Carol on 0868229274

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Owner pleaded guilty to neglect of a Mallinois dog in Thurles District Court on 26/7/2016


A man in Cappaghwhite was fined 500eur (offences under S.12 of AHWA Act 2013) for neglect of his Mallinois dog in August 2015.  Following a report on the 12 August 2015 the Waterford Inspector Alice Lacey visited this persons  property in Cappaghwhite with Garda, a Veterinarian and the Dog Warden to find Cara, a beautiful Mallinois bitch practically collasped in a shocking weakened state, emaciated and dehydrated.  She seized Cara who had to be put on a drip to be rehydrated and given ongoing veterinary treatment before she was fit to be moved to the Society’s kennels. The dog was later surrendered by her owner to the Waterford SPCA. The owner’s defence was he only owned the dog for 5 o 6 weeks and that she failed to put on weight since he got her however after two weeks at the Waterford SPCA Kennels Cara looked like a different dog and had put on  quiet a lot of condition. Waterford SPCA believes it is crucial people who neglect animals realize it is not acceptable and feel the full rigours of the new Animal Welfare Legislation. This was one of three recent cases to come to court for neglect of dogs and successfully pursued by our Animal Welfare Inspector Alice Lacey.  Well done Alice. Ref 5490 Belgian Malinois Female Cappawhite 13-8-15 (6)Ref 5490 Belgian Malinois Female Cappawhite 13-8-15 (3)

Urgent Appeal

We need helping in finding two foster homes for two cats urgently:
One is for Sooty (pictured), a 2 yr old neutered male cat who is with us arising from a welfare case. He is an indoor cat, very friendly but needs more space until he finds his forever home..
The second is for a badly burned kitten, found in the Westgate Business Park and who needs to be fostered indoors for 8 weeks during recovery.
If you can help us foster these two lovely cats (or you would like to adopt Sooty) please call us on 051-841432 ( 10am to 2pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 1pm on Fridays ) or email or message us on Facebook. Please share. Thanks


Jessie is home!!


We are delighted to let you know that Jessie, pictured above, has been reunited with her family. THANK-YOU to the lady who found her and got in touch and THANK-YOU to all at Waterford City & County Dog Shelter for looking after Jessie. We stress the importance of registering microchips – it’s crucial for identification and for reuniting lost dogs with their families.

Great Homes Needed for Great Puppies


Prince and Jackson relaxing on a recent trip up the Comeraghs. These 2 beautiful 4 month old lurcher pups are looking for their forever homes. If you are interested please call us on 051-841432 before these two stunners  get signed up for Hello Magazine. Homechecks apply as normal. Please share. There are more details of beautiful rescued animals looking for forever homes on Waterfordspca Facebook.

Thank-You Everybody

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Thanks to all the people who supported our fundraiser in Supervalu, The Hypercentre, last week. Congratulations to the lucky winners of our two hampers. Thanks to all the animal lovers who bought tickets and who stopped to chat. A big thank-you to the staff of Caulfield’s Supervalu, the Hypercentre for your hospitality and support. Woof-woof, miaow, and a big whinney from all our rescue animals who depend on your support and generosity!!!!