The MSPCA's Lori O'Neill writes about the Monaghan SPCA (www.monaghanspca.ie) (Lori is pictured to the right in this photo)
Located in Killydonagh (outside Emyvale) the Monaghan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) has been serving the Monaghan area since 1996. We are a non-profit rescue shelter dedicated to saving unwanted, abandoned and abused dogs. We provide rescue, medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption services in the Monaghan area. The MSPCA has received grant assistance from the Minister for Agriculture towards the cost of maintaining and developing our care and welfare services for animals. DogsTrust UK has provided financial assistance with our spay/neuter program.
The MSPCA strives to:
- Bring an end to the unnecessary killing of companion animals.
- Provide a safe haven for abused and abandoned animals.
- Provide food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, and compassion to homeless animals.
- Find permanent, loving homes for the animals in our care.
- And most importantly, bring about a time when there will be no more homeless pets and every dog and cat can be guaranteed a loving home.
The animals in our care come to us through no fault of their own. Most have been pulled from “death row” from the dog pound, some have been rescued from abusive situations, others come to us after they have lost their way home or their owners are unable to care for them. Our dedicated volunteers provide the love, care, and attention they deserve until a new caring home can be found. (Visit our homes needed webpage)
Our shelter typically houses more than 25 dogs/puppies of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Some are purebred and some are mixed breeds—charming “mutts” who make wonderful companions (and often lead healthier lives than their purebred cousins). Our dogs are all spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for any other medical conditions.
The MSPCA works to find qualified adoptive homes for all the animals in our care, while keeping the commitment to providing a safe and healthy haven for as long as may be necessary. In 2008, over 300 dogs (that would have been euthanized) have found permanent, loving homes through the MSPCA.
How you can help us
There are many ways you can help us: Fostering, volunteering, fundraising or donating directly. Please visit our 'help us' webpage for more information.
MSPCA Emyvale Shelter
Killydonagh, Co. Monaghan
Phone: 086-8262885 (Sinead),