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As a non-profit rescue shelter that covers all the County of Mayo, in the West of Ireland,  we rely solely on the assistance and care of hard working volunteers.  While being part of a volunteer team is great fun and a wonderful way to make new friends, our main aim is to prepare the animals for a new life as a family member in a loving home.   Volunteers play an important part in the socialising, confidence building, and in many cruelty cases trusting humans again.

Take this chance to take care of abused, abandoned and unwanted Dogs & Cats at our rescue center in Ballyhaunis. We have a  cattery full of beautiful cats and kittens that need  feeding and caring for on a daily basis. There is also the dogs that need walking, feeding and  giving cuddles.

You can also help in other ways:

Fundraising:  If you can help in any small or large way, it will be greatly appreciated. A few hours here and there will go along way to raising much needed funds to pay vet bills, food etc!

Cleaning and laundry:  Kennels and catteries cleaning out. Putting animal blankets, toys and towels into the washing machines and dryers, so that the animals have clean bedding.  Food bowls need hand washing, sorry no dishwasher!

Food:  Serving the food into the bowls ready for breakfast/dinner time.

Fostering:  To give an animal time with a family whilst he/she is waiting for their forever home is so rewarding.  Not all animals can cope with the new stresses of a rescue center and will thrive far quicker in a home environment.  This also prepares the animal for their forever home and enables the center to accommodate and care for more animals.

Office support:  Filing, answering the phone, photocopying.

Veterinary visits:  Collecting/ dropping off sick animals.

We are a very friendly group of people and you will be made very welcome.

If you are interested, please fill in the volunteer application  here on line and just click send.



For membership please contact:  087 4477114 or down load the application form here.

Click HERE to download the membership application for in word.

Click HERE to access our on line membership form.