Following a glut of dog purchases during covid, animal sanctuaries across the country are seeing increased numbers of animals being surrendered. Although the pandemic may have been the reason for higher numbers of pet ownership, the cost of living crisis is being highlighted as one of the chief drivers behind the current increased levels of pet surrender.
At present, Wicklow SPCA at Sharpeshill have a number of animals looking for loving homes. You can view more information on some of the pets available here.
There are many ways to support the care of abandoned and surrendered animals even if you are not in a position to adopt a new pet.
Often animals who need additional TLC following surgery or who may be very young will need fostering. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0404-44783 for more details and to be added to our Foster Carer contact list.
Why not hold a fundraiser for Wicklow SPCA, Sharpeshill? Walk, Jog, Bake, Declutter or even host a table quiz. Check out Black Sheep Crafts who produce beautiful crochet animals all in aid of Sharpeshill.
Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland is inviting people to nominate an animal charity to receive €5,000 as part of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards.
Nominations for the animal charity special grants are open from Monday 17 April to Friday 21 April. It’s quick and easy to nominate an animal charity online at https://animal.movementforgood.com/.Please take a moment to vote for Wicklow spca and help us continue to help animals in need.
The special draw is designed for charities whose core charitable purpose is the advancement of animal and wildlife welfare, including the prevention or suppression of cruelty to animals and wildlife, or the prevention or relief of suffering by animals and wildlife.
Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.
The Movement for Good Awards has supported numerous Irish charities in the past with previous animal charity winners including: Galway Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, Phibsboro Cat Rescue, Seal Rescue Ireland based in Wexford, The Haven Rescue Tipperary, Dundalk Dog Rescue, Wicklow SPCA, My Lovely Horse Rescue Company in Offaly and many more. The awards support charities by providing them with necessary funding and highlighting the excellent efforts made by volunteers and workers.
You can also support Wicklow SPCA by sharing their posts online and letting others know about the work they are doing.