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Welcome to PAWS

PAWS Animal Rescue is a wholly Irish Charity (CHY12312) established in 1997. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill pounds and owners who can no longer care for them.

By working with our committed employees, volunteers, local Veterinary surgeons and overseas adoption groups we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.

We also serve as a resource to the public by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, microchipping and Veterinary care.

With approximately 90 dogs in our care at any one time we rely heavily on the generosity of the public to fund and continue our work.
Please help us to help those that cannot help themselves.

Kennel Diaries

In light of the new microchipping law being fazed in from January 2016…

28th January 2015

I came across this compelling story of little dogs in pounds across the country and with the introduction of our new microchipping laws coming into play in the next year [...]

PAWS – A year in review

31st December 2014

Well, what can we say about 2014…. It was a year full of ups and downs. A lot more cruelty cases landed on our doorstep from all parts of the [...]

Back to Black – The Black Dog Syndrome at shelters

23rd December 2014

Nobody wants a black-coated dog, ask any rescue shelter, and unfortunately its no different at PAWS. Black dogs face a hard choice at any rescue when it comes to finding [...]

Hardest to Home – Shayla

19th December 2014

Shayla arrived at the shelter underweight and malnourished with a sore eye infection and a few skin issues.  She was found straying and brought to PAWS late one night. Even [...]

Success Stories: Harvey six months on

2nd December 2014

Early in January 2014, right after Christmas, PAWS manged to offer a batch of dogs and puppies from death row in a local pound a chance.  One of these dogs [...]