Avoid Going To The Vet With Your Dog This Easter!

• Never feed your dog chocolate intended for humans.
• Keep your chocolate in a safe place – this means hidden out of sight and unavailable to your dog.

• If your egg (or any chocolate) is missing and you suspect that your dog is the culprit, contact your vet straight away.
• Look out for any of the following symptoms; vomiting containing blood, a sore tummy, excessive thirst, excitability, drooling, rapid heart rate and in severe cases, epileptic-type fits.
• If your dog is displaying any of these signs then take him immediately to your vet.
• There is no antidote for theobromine poisoning with treatment being symptomatic. Therefore the sooner treatment is implemented, the greater the chance of recovery.
• If you want to treat your dog this Easter, stick to natural doggy snacks that are kinder to your canine.

• For a simple yet tasty alternative treat for your pet, why not give Dog’s Trust doggie ice cream recipe a whirl? Simply blend 3 ripe bananas, 80ml natural yogurt, 5 tablespoons of peanut butter and pop into ice cube trays or Kong’s for freezing – simple!

Read more info here.


Maisie in her forever home

A year ago Maisie moved in with us – and yesterday we celebrated her 2nd birthday (no idea when it actually was, but we take the date of her
arrival plus one year:)!

She’s doing great, still scared of strangers, but otherwise no problems.
she loves her walks and roaming about in the bog with her pal Minnie, who is her absolute favorite, especially when she can “take a bath”:)  all the best from Maisie – and us:)

Church Gate Collection

We are having a Church Gate Collection in Ballyhaunis on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2017.

Volunteers needed for a couple of hours only. If you can help with this, please get in touch with us. You can also donate via Text to Donate or via PayPal. We will announce the mass times later.


The lovely Luna settled in her forever home. Thank you for giving a rescue dog a forever home.

FAWN – Cruelty

In January 2016 Fawn was found by a member of the public in a dreadful emaciated state. She was very distressed and very sick. On further investigation, it was discovered that Fawn had been shot in the face and eyes, resulting in her losing her eyesight.
Fawn was a broken soul who was absolutely terrified of everything. Here was a once healthy young dog, now reduced to a shivering, shaking wreck.
After months of veterinary care, lots of loving care by Marian and the volunteers at the kennels, she began to grown stronger and became happy and playful. Over the months she grew stronger in herself, she loves human company, even though it was a so called human that caused her so much suffering. She is very forgiving. Fawn walks well on a lead, even though she is blind, all her other senses are finally tuned and she can get about ok.


This little lady was picked up in Claremorris on the 9th September 2016 by two wonderful lads who realised she was in bother. We would like to thank these gentlemen because who knows how this could have ended. This poor girl is very weak, hungry and scared. Her neck is raw from a rope we think and she will need a lot of TLC. Cara had a long journey ahead of her; she was too weak to stand up and had fluid on her lungs. She was under veterinary care for weeks after her arrival at the kennels.

Little Lily


This is Lily, a female Yorkshire X terrier, around 5 years old, was handed into the care of The Mayo SPCA on the 25th February 2017.

Volunteer Appeal


We are appealing for volunteers to help at the Kennels & Cattery this Friday 24th February 2017.

This is a special appeal as it is our QUIZ NIGHT and we are hoping that some of our regular volunteers can get away early to join our QUIZ NIGHT. If you can come and help with the animals, we would greatly appreciate it.

You can contact here on Facebook, email at info@mayospca.ie or telephone on 086 803 2592. We look forward to hearing from you.