When we were founded in Dublin in 1946 we were known as The Feline Club, taking care of just cats. When we affiliated to the ISPCA we broadened our work to include the care of unwanted dogs. We are a registered charity, and a limited company governed by an Executive Committee which meets monthly. We have an office in Carmichael Centre. We do not have our own shelter and all rescued animals are placed either in foster homes or in private boarding kennels until suitable homes can be found for them. Home checks are made before placing animals in new homes. All adult animals are neutered before placement.
Our principal work is for the welfare of cats, both feral and domestic. Feral cats are descended from domestic cats which have not been neutered and have been abandoned by their owners. While feral cats live closely with humans and depend on them for food, most have never been handled and hide when a human approaches. Un-neutered and left to fend for themselves, they breed indiscriminately. The female can have up to three litters each year. Their numbers run to thousands in every county in Ireland. They live short and often miserable lives. Our work with feral cats involves trapping and neutering healthy adults, thus preventing more kittens being born, and, where feasible, returning them to their colony.
Please contact us if you need advice or help with feral cats in your area.
Our contact details are below:
Address: Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, North Brunswick Street, Dublin D07 RHA8
Telephone: +353 1 888 0828
Registered Charity No: CHY 7948
Limited Company No: 151311