Hi everyone and welcome to my ‘Dog Blog’!
I’m Toby and I’m a beagle-sort of. I’m a permanent resident at the Mayo SPCA shelter and I more or less run the place-with a bit of help from Marian and the other volunteers.
I’m the caretaker, watchdog, welcoming committee, eyes, ears, nose, clown, foodie expert, food taster (I even help the cats tidy up their dishes), chair warmer, general dog’s body, and I also work at putting everyone in a good mood! Chris says that I should add ‘dressage’ to my CV and Job Description as I’ve perfected the art of walking backwards-especially when Mo is carrying sausages and I don’t want them to get away without me!
I’m also pretty tolerant of the other inhabitants like cats, kittens, bunny rabbits, other dogs (less important than me) and puppies! Oh yes, and of course people. These people come in all shapes, sizes and ages but have one thing in common and that is that they are all volunteers. Cool, hey!
What I’m hoping to add to my CV is a quarterly update on what’s going on at the Mayo SPCA shelter. I really would love to hear from you too!
Let’s start with our Junior Membership section which is for kids aged up to 16.
For just €5 a year you can be a very important part of the MSPCA and know that you’re playing your part in caring for animals who have been dumped, starved, abandoned, neglected, lost or are victims of cruelty. Wouldn’t that be something very special? In return you’ll have the love and gratitude of all the animals at the shelter and you can also find out different ways that you can get involved and help us in the running of the shelter and raising funds to keep caring for all our four-legged friends.
You can even get to meet me!
There is going to be a competition for kids only, where you can win very special prizes for you and your pet. So come and join us and meet me, Toby, and my friend Cara and all the creatures great and small at Mayo SPCA!