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Organisations are listed alphabetically. Please browse through the page to locate rescues nearest you.


A.S.H. Animal Rescue

Based in Co. Wicklow. Rescuing and rehoming unwanted cats and dogs. Animals that cannot be rehomed can remain with the rescue. All cats over 6 months will be neutered prior to rehoming. A donation is required when adopting an animal to enable them to continue their work.
Postal Address: ASH Animal Rescue, Cornan, Kiltegan, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
Tel: 059 647 3396 (From Outside The Republic: +353 59 6473396)
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Website: www.ashanimalrescue.com/ash

Angels House Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Angels House Animal RescueBased in Dublin. A non-profit, volunteer organisation consisting of experienced and dedicated rescue people, operating throughout Leinster. Angels House Animal Rescue are a foster-home based rescue, which means all their animals live in loving family homes until they are adopted. All animals over 6 months are neutered before, while younger animals are rehomed with an agreement that neutering will take place when old enough.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 089 434 1745
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Angels House Animal Rescue's Facebook Page

Animal Rescue Dublin

Based in Dublin. A voluntary group finding loving, forever homes for dogs, cats and kittens who have lost their homes.
Tel: 01 289 5284
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Animal Rescue Dublin Facebook Page

Aughrim Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Aughrim Cat RescueBased in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow. Rescuing and rehoming unwanted, stray and abandoned domestic cats and kittens throughout the area. All cats and kittens in their care are neutered at 5 months old, and home checks are carried out prior to adoption. They also work with feral colonies, trapping and neutering - and returning the cats if safe to do so.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 0871 757 395 / 040 294 612
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Website: www.aughrimcatrescue.org 

Cat & Dog Protection Association of Ireland

Registered Charity no. CHY 7948.
Based in Dublin. Helping stray & abandoned cats and dogs find loving forever homes. Animals in their care are fostered until new homes can be found. Home checks are made before placing animals in new homes, and adult animals are neutered prior to adoption.
Tel: 353 1 888 0828 or 08765 77589
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Website: www.cdpa.ie

Cats Friends Rescue

Covering Dublin and the surrounding areas. Cats Friends Rescue works to rescue and rehome cats and kittens. They operate trap - neuter - return programs for feral colonies. Their cats and kittens are cared for by foster families. All kittens will be neutered between 4 - 6 months of age and all un-neutered older cats will usually be neutered within 2 weeks.
Home checks are carries out prior to rehoming, in exceptional circumstances vet references may be accepted.
Tel: 086 1669977
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Website: www.catsfriendsrescue.com

Cats' Aid

Registered Charity no. 9769
Based in Dublin. Cats' Aid rescues, rehabilitates and finds good homes for unwanted cats on the explicit understanding that no health-recoverable cat taken in by Cats Aid will be destroyed.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 2874, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 668 3529
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Website: www.catsaid.ie

Collon Animal Sanctuary

Based in Collon. Collon Animal Sanctuary's mission is to take in unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find their ideal homes. The Collon Sanctuary rescues and re-homes a wide variety of animals, so if you are looking for a new companion, please give them a call. Good homes are needed for cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and more!
Sanctuary:
Ivy Cottage, Drogheda Road, Collon, Co.Louth.
Tel: 041-982 6749
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Website: www.collonanimalsanctuary.com

Drogheda Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no.  CHY 17824
Based in Drogheda. Committed to assisting dogs and cats in need, and finding new homes for them. All their animals are cared for in foster homes, and are neutered prior to rehoming. All new homes will be vetted.
Postal Address: Drogheda Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 159, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.
Telephone: 353 (0)41 983 2418
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Dublin Kitten & Cat Rescue

Based in Dublin, providing a rescue and rehoming service throughout Leinster. All cats over 6 months are neutered before adoption. Home Checks apply. Dublin Kitten & Cat Rescue also trap, neuter and return feral cats.
Tel: 0851 275 213
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Dublin SPCA - Dogs & Cats Home

Registered Charity no. CHY 1047
Helping animals in Dublin City & County.  Dublin SPCA, Ireland's largest and oldest animal welfare society, was founded in 1840. Dublin SPCA's Inspectors work throughout the greater Dublin area, investigating complaints of cruelty and rescuing injured or abused animals. Two full time Inspectors investigate cases of cruelty, and two ambulances provide emergency services 365 days a year. Other staff work at the shelter caring for abused and abandoned animals and birds. The Society has a full time education department and offers talks and tours of its facilities.
Lost & Found Register: This branch holds a lost and found register for pets in their area - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rehoming Shelter: Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. (Open for visiting and rehoming: Mon - Fri 11.00 am to 4.30pm , (Closed Bank Holidays and weekends)
Tel: (01) 499 4700
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Website: www.dspca.ie
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Home A Cat

Covering the Greater Dublin area. Home A Cat has lots of friendly, affectionate cats needing homes. Cats will be vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, and litter trained. Adult cats will be neutered, and kittens will be followed up to ensure neutering when old enough. Therefore a donation will be required to cover this, home checks apply.
Tel: 086-0524207
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ISPCA National Animal Centre

Registered Charity no. CHY 5619
Based in Keenagh. The ISPCA National Animal Centre was established in order to support the ISPCA Inspectorate with the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of animals that have been cruelly treated, neglected and abused. They often have cats, dogs and horses looking for their new home.
Rehoming Centre: ISPCA National Animal Centre, Derryglogher Lodge, Keenagh, Co. Longford.
Tel: 043 33 25035
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Website: www.ispca.ie/ispca_national

Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY 6280
Covering Kildare & West Wicklow. The charity was established in 1940 and works to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. They are seeing an increase in the number of animals needing to find new homes; if you are looking for a new companion please get in touch.
Adoption Tel: 087 9133923
Helpline Tel: 087 1279835
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Website: www.kwwspca.ie
Kildare Pound (dogs) - Portersize, Ballitore, Co.Kildare. Tel: 059 8623388
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Kilkenny SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY 3593
Based in Kilkenny. The Kilkenny Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Kilkenny SPCA) is a non-profit animal rescue and welfare organisation affiliated to the ISPCA. The Kilkenny SPCA was founded in 1882, and has been a registered charity since 1937.
Neutering Assistance: Kilkenny SPCA operate a Neutering Scheme for cats and dogs in their area.
Lost & Found Register: For lost or found an animal please contact using the details below, emailing a photo if possible.
Postal Address: Unit 39, Hebron Industrial Estate, Hebron Road, Kilkenny.
Tel: 056 777 1635 or 086 817 2167
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Website: www.kilkennyspca.ie
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Laois SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY 20064266
Based in Portlaoise. The Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) is a voluntary organisation established to prevent cruelty to animals in the Laois area. Their main aim is to provide medical help as well as food and shelter to abandoned sick and injured animals.
Neutering Assistance: The society operates a subsidised cat and dog neutering scheme for those on low incomes. 
Help Needed: Fosterers
Lost & Found Register: The branch displays lost & found pets on their website. 
Tel: 087 688 3333
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Website: www.lspca.ie
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Last Hope Animal Charity

Registered Charity no. CHY 17190
Covering Co. Meath. The Last Hope Animal Charity (LHAC) is a non profit, voluntary organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of domestic animals. They rely solely on a network of foster homes to care for the animals in their care. LHAC actively supports spay/neuter efforts in order to decrease the number of homeless pets.
Foster Homes needed: New foster homes are urgently needed. You can help by volunteering to foster an animal for LHAC - please contact as below.
Postal Address: Last Hope Animal Charity, PO Box 56, Navan, Co.Meath.
Tel: 085 7172024 or 087 6920777
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Website: www.lasthope.ie

Leinster Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no. CHY 20046
Based in Dublin. Leinster Animal Rescue has a strict no-kill policy. Leinster Animal Rescue supports a network of small home rescues and foster homes, giving shelter to unwanted, abused or abandoned animals. Animals are cared for in a home environment until a ‘forever home’ can be found. Loving, permanent homes always needed!
Address: Clarendon House, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Tel: (+353) 085 773 8027
Website: www.leinsteranimalrescue.com

Longford SPCA

Based in Longford. Longford SPCA
Market Square, Longford
Tel: 043 33 47417
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515
Longford SPCA's Facebook Page

Louth SPCA

Based in Walterstown. The Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been in existence for over 50 years. Louth SPCA rehomes animals and has a foster care programme for serious cruelty cases. Please contact if you can offer a home.
Tel: 042 9335045
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Website: www.louthspca.ie
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

New Ross SPCA

Covering Leinster. The New Ross Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (New Ross SPCA) works in the local area rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals. New Ross SPCA always has many cats and kittens looking for their forever homes.
Tel: +353 86 3507882 (mobile)
New Ross SPCA Facebook Page

Offaly SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY 11917
Covering Leinster. The Offaly Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – affiliated to the ISPCA, devotes itself to the rescue, care and re-homing of animals throughout the county. Promoting the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs to prevent unwanted pups and kittens. Offaly SPCA are always looking for good homes for the animals in their care.
Tel: 086 3785584
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Website: www.offalyspca.com
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Phibsboro Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Phibsboro Cat RescueBased in North Dublin. A group of volunteers helping stray, homeless and feral cats. All adoptions require a home visit, the completion of an adoption form and a donation.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 085 151 1999
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Website: www.phibsborocatrescue.wix.com 

South East Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no. CHY 20704
Covering South East of Ireland.  South East Animal Rescue is a Volunteer organisation, protecting and re-homing abandoned, neglected and abused animals. All animals rehomed are neutered and vaccinated.
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Tel: 0860707919 or 0894065669
Website: www.southeastanimalrescue.com

The Animal Foundation

Based in Kildare Town. The Animal Foundation rescues and rehomes dogs, cats, farm animals, and horses, also assists wildlife. If you can offer a home to a domestic or farm animal, give them a call. The shelter operates a non destruction policy.
Rehoming Centre: Lough Andy's House, South Green Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 2pm to 4pm (sundays by appointment).
Animal Foundation Tel: 045-522 929 / 087 9311827
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Website: www.animalfoundation.ie

The Assisi Animal Rescue Centre (ARC)

Based in Wicklow. ARC are desperate to find loving homes for the many cats and dogs in their care. Also, if you would like to volunteer as a fosterer for animals waiting to be re-homed, they would love to hear from you!
Ballymaghroe, Knockananna, Co. Wicklow
Tel: 0508 71942 (or in an emergency only: 0864 059 789)
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The Cry for Help Cattery

Based in Mullingar, County Westmeath, This rescue has lovely, healthy, friendly kittens and young cats, available for adoption! If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please email or phone the number below. A donation will be required to cover veterinary costs, as all kittens have been wormed and vaccinated.
Tel: 087 6616622
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The Irish Blue Cross

Registered Charity no. CHY 5386
Based in Inchicore, Dublin. The Irish Blue Cross are dedicated to the needs of sick and injured animals. They run 10 mobile clinics in the evenings by dedicated teams of volunteers.
Neutering Assistance: Low cost neutering scheme operated through the Inchicore Small Animal Clinic.
Postal Address: The Irish Blue Cross, 15A Goldenbridge Ind Est, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Tel: 01 416 3030
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Website: www.bluecross.ie

Tipp-Off Animal Rescue

Covering the Tipperary and Offaly areas. Tipp-Off animal rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs and cats. All potential adopters must complete an application form and be subject to a home visit. All animals will be neutered, age permitting, prior to rehoming, young animals must be neutered at the appropriate time by the adopter as set out in the the adoption agreement.
Lost and found: The rescue operates a lost and found page on their website.
Tel: 086 1907055 (Ireland)
Tel: +353 86 190 7055 (UK)
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Website: www.tipp-off-animal-rescue.com
Facebook: Tipp-Off Facebook Page

Westmeath SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY 11491
Covering Westmeath. Founded near Mullingar in 1952, Westmeath SPCA cares for the welfare of the animals of Westmeath with care and respect. Please contact them if you can offer a home to one of the animas in their care.
Tel: 086 638 3730
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515
Westmeath SPCA's Facebook Page

Wexford SPCA

Based in Wexford. Promoting animal welfare in the region for all animals, wild, domestic and agricultural. New members and fundraisers always needed, please contact as below if you could spare some time to help out.
Address: Wexford SPCA, The Veterinary Centre, Distillery Road, Wexford.
Tel: 053 9143919
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Wexford SPCA's Facebook Page
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

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