About Us

About Us

The Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ltd (KWWSPCA) is a Registered Charity (Charity Number CHY 6280, CRA Number 20011048)) established in 1940 to prevent animal cruelty and neglect.  It is affiliated to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA). It is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered Company Number 448178) and its accounts are audited and published annually.

Along with the increased population of County Kildare and West Wicklow, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of suspected and actual cases of neglect and outright cruelty to animals, as well as an increase in road and other accidents involving animals.

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help




We are always in desperate need of funding. Would you be able to help?

Join our ‘Drive for  5’ Campaign and set up a monthly standing  order

Our ‘Drive for 5 Campaign’ asks for just €5 a month – only the cost of a sandwich and a coffee.  Any amount, however small, that is paid to us on a regular basis, helps meet our monthly running costs.  A Standing Order Form can be downloaded. 

Become a ‘Friend to the KWWSPCA’

Become a ‘Friend of the KWWSPCA’ by donating an annual sum by using the Standing Order Form which can be downloaded.  The amounts below are only suggestions.  Any amount would be very welcome.

Individual Friendship            €60 per annum

Junior Friendship                  €20 per annum

Family Friendship                  €100 per annum

Business Friendship              €250 per annum

Give a Donation

Give a once off donation by sending a cheque payable to KWWSPCA to Hon. Treasurer, KWWSPCA, 34 Cluain Aoibhinn, Naas, Co Kildare, or by clicking the ‘Donate’ button on our Home Page and paying by Paypal or by credit card.

Leave a Legacy

Consider leaving a bequest to the KWWSPCA in your will.

Provide Temporary Foster Accommodation

We are always in need of temporary foster homes for our animals. Please contact us @ 087 9133923 or 087 6887136 or email us at kwwspca@gmail.com if you think you may be able to provide a foster home. The KWWSPCA covers all the veterinary costs and food and other costs where necessary.


Volunteers are always needed for street collections and other fund-raising events, and to help at our Animal Shelter. Please e-mail us at KWWSPCA@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. We are also sometimes looking for volunteers to work in our shop. See below.

Support a KWWSPCA Fund-Raising Event

Upcoming events are listed on the website’s events page. Please support them if you can.

Hold your own Fund-Raising Event

Organize your own event such as a table quiz, coffee morning, sponsored walk etc.

Donate items to Noah’s Ark, the KWWSPCA Charity Shops in Newbridge and Monasterevin.

Our Charity Shops are looking for donations of saleable clothing, household items, small items of furniture, bric a brac, DVDs, CDs, books and good children’s toys. One shop, ‘Noah’s Ark’, is in Cutlery Road, Newbridge and is open from 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, telephone 087 6803295.  The Other shop,  ‘Second Chance’, is in Main Street, Monasterevin.  It is open from 10.00 – 5.00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 12.00 – 5.00 on Saturdays.  If you need us to collect items from you, this can easily be arranged. From time to time we also need extra volunteers to work in these shops. Call in or telephone us if you would like to be added to our volunteer list.

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

What should I do if my Pet is Missing?

If your dog has gone missing check with your local Dog Pound. For dogs lost in County Kildare, call the Kildare Dog Warden – 059 8623388. Dogs found straying without an identity tag will often be brought to the Pound where they may only be kept for 5 days. Check with them every day.

Call your local SPCA as lost pets are often reported to them. For the Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA call 087 1279835 or 087 6887136 or 087 2517381. Send a photo of your pet to kwwspca@gmail.com and the KWWSPCA will post it on its Facebook page and ask for it to be shared. Also phone the Kildare Animal Foundation 045 522929 as lost animals are often taken into its care.

Contact your local Gardai. Stray dogs and cats which have been found are often reported to the nearest Garda Station. Check with them frequently and ask them to write down the details.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

KWWSPCA Helpline – Telephone:   087 1279835 This is not a 24 hour helpline, please leave a voice message or send a text message out of hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible

KWWSPCA Animal Welfare Officer – 087 6887136

KWWSPCA Rehoming – Telephone: 087 1279835

KWWSPCA Fundraising, Noah’s Ark, Office, Events  – 087 6803295

Shelter address:  Oldtown, Athgarvan, Newbridge, Co Kildare W12 EV60.  GPS Co-Ordinates 53.155350 and -6.744685, phone number 087 2517381

Registered address:  The Hon. Secretary, Mullinasella, Calverstown, Co Kildare

Treasurer’s address:  The Hon. Treasurer, 34 Cluain Aoibhinn, Naas, Co Kildare

Email – kwwspca@gmail.com

Useful Contacts:
ISPCA 04333 25035 Website – www.ispca.ie
Kildare Dog Pound, Portersize, Ballitore – Telephone: 059 8623388
Kildare Animal Foundation, Kildare Town – Telephone: 045 522929

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