Entries by Kilkenny SPCA

Animal Safety in the Garden

We all love to get outside and play with our pets in our garden, but there are some things that can pose a risk to your pet. Below we run through some of the main risks but this is not a limited list of risks. You should always supervise your pet when they are playing […]

Hedgehogs Need Our Help

Hedgehogs emerge from hibernation in Ireland during spring months, ready to breed and forage for food. They mostly live in our hedges but have also been found in meadows, forests, and suburban gardens. Once they’ve awoken, they must significantly increase their weight during the summer months. They accomplish this by scavenging for food during the […]

Finding Young Birds

One of the highlights of the summer bird season is seeing the first juvenile birds emerge from their nests. In spring and summer, it’s typical to see young birds sitting on the ground or hopping around without their parents. These young birds are called fledglings and they are at least 13/14 days old. The fledglings […]

Visiting the Beach with your Dog

Visiting the beach with your dog can be a great way to switch up your daily walking routine. The beach can be a place for running free, the sea to play and splash in and lots of room to stretch their legs and tire themselves out. Keep reading to find out why a visit to […]

Nesting Season

Nesting Season Regulations The 1st of March marks the beginning of nesting season. Meaning hedgerows around Ireland protected by law for most of spring and the entire summer seasons in Ireland. Section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976, as amended by Section 46 of the 2000 Amendment Act, prohibits the cutting, grubbing, burning or destruction […]

Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

With warmer days rolling in, there are a few steps you can do to protect your dogs this summer. Summer usually means getting outdoors more, this is true for dogs too. However higher temperatures are not fun for everyone, it can be dangerous for dogs who can suffer from the heat. Dogs can be prone […]

What Do Swans and Ikea Have in Common?

At Kilkenny SPCA, we care for all animals. One area where we do the most work as an organization is providing care and shelter for animals in distress, including wild animals. Over the last few weeks, Noel, our animal inspector, has dealt with a number of calls from the public concerned with swans in Kilkenny […]

Are You Looking for a Cat or Dog?: Important Rehoming Update

Hello everyone! We’re so happy to see the other side of the restrictions, and we hope you and your families are well. Kilkenny SPCA has been hard at work throughout the lockdown period. As travel and social distancing restrictions begin to disappear, we’re getting ready to re-start part of our core operations: rehoming. Over the […]

Volunteers Needed

We are holding a flag day on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, and Saturday 25th May and are looking for volunteers who can spare an hour or two to help.  Please contact us on             056 7771635 if you can help.

Volunteers Wanted for Flag Day

We are holding a flag day on Thursday 20th December and Friday 21st December in Kilkenny City and are looking for volunteers to spare an hour or two fo their time. If you are interested please ring us on 056 7771635.

Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for Volunteers to help us with fundraising on the following days. Thursday 23th and Friday 24th November for Bag Packing in Eurospar, Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny. Thursday 20th and Friday 21st December – helping us on Flag Days in Kilkenny and County. Every Saturday outside the Tholsel in Kilkenny helping us sell […]

2019 Kilkenny SPCA Kilkenny

The new 2019 Kilkenny SPCA Kilkenny is now available. It can be bought from our usual stockists or from our online shop at €8.00 (plus €2.00 p&).

Kilkenny SPCA AGM

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: KILKENNY SPCA AGM Our AGM is to take place on Wednesday 24th October in the Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Gardens, Kilkenny at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you all there. Please note you can renew your subscription on the night.  


FURMAGEDDON IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Kilkenny SPCA annual music fundraiser will be held in Ryan’s Bar, 3 Friary St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95X932 on Saturday 30th July 2018 at 7.30 pm untill close. This is always a great night out! A fantastic line up where all proceeds go to directly to the prevention of cruelty to […]

Neutering costs – help required

This picture is from a case we are dealing with presently.There are approx 25 animals in distressing condition, most undernourished and have hair loss due to a mite problem. To date 12 have been trapped, neutered and released. They are also screened for FIV. A considerable vet bill will result, if you could help by […]

Pink – update, has been rehomed

Pink was named when he was found as an abandoned 2 week old kitten and he had one tiny pink paw before growing his adult coat! He is age 4,  neutered,  microchipped, wormed,  vaccinated. Really placid, cuddly cat who loves hanging out with folks and also loves playing outside! Used to dogs. Phone us on […]

Otrera – update, has been rehomed

This little girl is 1 year and 2 months old, neutered, microchipped, wormed, loves cuddles,  loves to play both inside and outside . Her name is Otrera ( greek goddess) Owner moving to house where no pets allowed so she and her pal Pink (who is actually black !!) need  a new home as quickly […]

Home needed for brother & sister

Can you give this gorgeous pair a home? They are  siblings – brother and sister , 4 months old,  a little shy. They need their forever home asap as their foster family are leaving the country in a few days… They would be suitable for a farm or country home Please call us on 056 […]