Winter Warm Campaign

Last year our electricity bill for the winter months amounted to over €1700. We had quite a few sick animals that required heat lamps around the clock and our washing machine and dryer never stopped. The darker evenings during winter meant that indoor and outdoor lighting had to be switched on earlier.

We anticipate that this year’s bill for electricity will be something of the same order. With this in mind we are appealing to staff members in local schools and other workplaces to contribute just €1 each at your Friday morning break.
We will provide a poster and collection box for your staff room or canteen.

Anyone that would like to get involved please email eavancaulfield@eircom.net

Thank you all for your support

Christmas Craft Fair!

Calling all crafters & artists, we are holding our annual Christmas fair in Ballyhaunis on the 19th November 2017. Anyone interested in having a table at this event please get in touch with us via pm/email or phone 0868032592 . Tables will be 20 euros for the event. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.
More details for those wishing to attend and grab yourselves some Christmas presents will follow shortly

Pop Up Shop!

Delighted to announce we have a pop up shop opening in Mike Griffins, Clare Street Ballyhaunis from the 6th to the 10th November from 10am to 5pm each day .
This exciting four day event has lots of bargains, trinkets, nick nacks and keepsakes as well as some wonderful preloved and new and unused goodies too . Come along have a nosey and all monies raised at the shop will be going back to those most important the ANIMALS in need here at the Mayo SPCA CLG.
The shop is being run by some wonderful volunteers and if you would like to offer some help and can spare a few hours please contact us 0868032592 with days available and times and we will be only to delighted to rota you in to help us make the most of this shop opportunity.
Looking forward to seeing you all and happy bargain hunting.

Auction

Michelle Courtney, a brilliant foster Mom to many MSPCA cats and dogs is a visual artist and printmaker.  She has been working on some fundraiser pieces which she is very kindly donating for auction. All monies raised in this auction will go to the animals of the Mayo SPCA CLG and Michelle has kindly accepted the cost of postage if the winning bid is overseas.

So we have been given these 3 bright and colourful canine portraits to auction to the highest bidder.  They are all limited edition original acrylic on canvas paintings that will not be replicated and will be signed by Michelle herself.

Bidding will start from today and will run until 9pm Wednesday 6th September 2017!

We have chosen to start the bidding at €15 euro and the highest bidder for each painting will be announced on Thursday 7th September 2017.
The winner will be notified via Pm and Payment method will then be arranged with you via either paypal/cheque /postal order or cash if local to Ballyhaunis and secure delivery scheduled.

This is a great opportunity to add to your art collection or maybe a birthday present, or perhaps dare we say a christmas present for that special someone you know who loves dogs.

Pictures will be numbered 1, 2 and 3 and bidding comments are to be placed under the photo of the piece you wish to bid for.

Good luck and happy bidding and remember everything raised goes straight back to the animals in our care.

Acoustic Sessions Gig in Westport this weekend!

Four young local Mayo musicians-Matt Taylor, Sarah Deegan, Grainne Fahy and Joshua Dowling will be tantalising us with renditions of some of our favourite tunes along with some of their very own original songs.

What better way to round off a bank holiday than spending the Monday evening listening to the talent of these guys in such a wonderful famous musical setting with all proceeds kindly being donated to the Mayo SPCA CLG.

A raffle will also be taking place on the night during the interval so you may even have the opportunity to win a wonderful prize that has been kindly donated by shops and locals of Westport.

We look forward to seeing you all there on the night

Seamus Hora’s wonderful poetry book

Jimmie Connor picturered here receiving a cheque on behalf of Mayo SPCA from Seamus Hora.

We wish to thank Seamus most sincerely for his generosity towards the animals in our care.  From the sames of his lovely poetry anthology, ‘Memories and Reminiscences’ he has donated €348-€1 for every copy sold!

Bless you Seamus-we are all-both 2 legged and 4 legged-most grateful to you!

Maureen Higgins has done a wonderful reading of some of Seamus’ poetry and this can be found at https://www.facebook.com/100010178616376/videos/465363713812912/

 

School Visit

Knockrooskey National School Westport

Michelle Courtney on behalf of Mayo SPCA was invited to Knockrooskey National School, Westport, to give a talk to the Senior Infants class on animal welfare. It was a very successful visit and we would like to thank their teacher Chloe Hayes for inviting us and to Michelle for visiting the school.