KWWSPCA Animal Shelter
- Check for a tag with the owner’s address and/or phone number. If the animal does not have a tag please take it to a vet and have it scanned for a microchip; this does not cost anything.
- If there is no microchip the best option to find the owner is to get the pet’s photo and information onto Facebook. Send us a photo, details of where you found the animal, and a contact phone number that we can post on our Facebook page.
- You should also inform the local Garda station, local vets (they may recognise the animal), local shops and you should also ask around the neighbourhood where the dog or cat was found to see if anyone recognises them.
- In the case of stray dogs you must also call the Dog Warden who will collect the dog or advise on what other action you should take. The Kildare Dog Pound is open between 10.00 & 12.45 on weekdays only and their contact number is 05986 23388. The Wicklow Dog Pound is open from 11.00 – 12.30 and 3.00 – 4.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00 – 12.00 on Saturdays and their contact numbers are 0404 44873, 086 2771695/086 3846430.
Find more information on the KWWSPCA Animal Shelter here.
Noah’s ark Shop
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- They are tamed and can be handled
- There is a foster mother available to take them
- As much as possible we try to leave kittens with the mother cat until they are at least 6 weeks old
- An ear tipped cat will not be picked up by anyone who is operating a TNR group.
- A female cat is at risk of being operated on several times if she is not identifiable by a microchip or an obvious scar.
- Pest control companies are not permitted to take ear tipped cats as they are not going to cause problems with kittens spraying or fighting.
- People are not afraid to feed a “Cared for cat” as they know it will not bring kittens or cause other problems in the area
- There is simply nowhere for them to go.
- If you remove the cats, it leaves a space that will be filled by other cats.
The best thing to do if you have a lot of cats is to ask for help from a Trap, Neuter, Return Group (TNR). There is a charge which is made for the veterinary costs. When cats are neutered and spayed they form a small colony that keep other cats out of their area.
The KWWSPCA have their own TNR Service and can deal with up to 15 cats in one go. They ask for €50 per cat and will stay with you until all the cats are caught. They will also come back if there are other problems such as sickness or injury.
Please call 089/4588162 if you wish to avail of this service.
Find more information on our TNR services here.