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Nobody wants him.

The slobbery goofball.

Heather writes:

Galway SPCA looking for a forever home for a cuddly and goofy dog Bane who happens to have a rather fearsome-looking face. He’s been in their kennels for almost 2 years now…I especially like the photo of him looking pathetic at the lady.

Two years.

Galway SPCA add:

Yet again we are sharing Bane in a desperate plea to find him a forever home….20 months now he has sat in a kennel…20 months hoping …20 months of making us smile every day with his clown-like antics….
Since his last posting Bane has been doing a lot of work around other dogs and been enjoying the interaction. Loveable….affectionate….funny….All he wants is someone to love and to love him back…Is that too much to ask?



Galway SPCA (Facebook)

marioMario: missing since Saturday


Oonagh writes:

I know you don’t usually do this, but could you please please please help find my missing cat.
Mario (above) is a four-year-old . He is micro chipped & neutered and a bit nervous of strangers.
He was last seen  rambling down Rochfort Park, Lucan, Co Dublin on Saturday afternoon…With the good weather over the weekend, he may have wandered into a garden shed while people were tending their gardens. Thank you.




Trevor Finnegan writes:

This little fella has been roaming around the Coombe [Dublin] for the day. He seems lost. His name is Rooster…



Reunited after a year.

A year.

Dublin SPCA write:

Yesterday we had the chance to reunite little Bruno the Yorkshire terrier with his family after he was stolen almost one year ago. Bruno was taken from Tuam in Co Galway last spring, his family never heard anything more until they received a phone call from us here at the DSPCA on Monday to say that we had him. It is clear that the chances of us finding Bruno’s owner after such a long time would have been very difficult if he had not been microchipped, not to mention the fact he originally came from the other side of the country…

Dublin SPCA (Facebook)



Rescue cat Apricot (above).

She couldn’t stop drooling.

UCD Veterinary Hospital write:

We had this little beauty called Apricot with us for surgery recently, referred to us from the ISPCA [irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals]. Apricot had a salivary mucocele which is a condition in which saliva leaks from a damaged salivary gland or duct and collects in the surrounding tissues. It is three times more common in dogs than in cats so we have very rarely seen it. Although trauma is considered to be the usual cause for the damage to the duct or gland, it was impossible to tell in Apricot’s case.
She had a soft, non-painful, swelling located adjacent to the right salivary gland which caused her difficulty in eating and excessive drooling called ptyalism. The gland was removed and she made a full recovery, bouncing around and being cheeky in no time. She also landed on her paws as she was adopted by Aoife one of our students involved in her case…”

UCD Veterinary Hospitasl (Facebook)


Oh the humanity.

Damn you Captain Birdseye.

Dan writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but I  found what appears to be a school pupil’s project on the Titanic. It was found outside the Ballsbridge Hotel [formerly Jury's Hotel] Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at 3.45pm beside the southbound bus stop. I have left it in the reception of the hotel…




Lost in Rathgar, Dublin 6 since Friday.

Feared gone FOREVER.

Peter Maxwell writes:

Rusty was found on Saturday by a kind girl called Leanne [who took the picture above) who looked after him for the weekend and then saw the appeal [yesterday]. Rusty is home safe now with my aunt and uncle.. Thanks very much for all the help!

Yesterday: Have You seen Rusty?



Peter Maxwell writes;

I know you guys don’t normally do this but my uncle and aunt’s dog, Rusty, escaped from their house around Highfield Road Rathgar, Dublin 6], on Friday night [February 27]. He’s a wonderful dog and to say they’re distraught is an absolute understatement. Rusty was a stray and was found wandering 5 years ago when he was kindly taken in so he’s used to the mean streets….





A beloved Italian companion.


Louise Hendricks writes:

Beloved Vespa lifted from a (supposedly) secured car park in Temple Bar Dublin 2 at 2:30am on Tuesday. They have a guy on CCTV but aren’t holding out much hope of retrieving it.
It’s a Vespa LXV 125, grey with missing side-mirrors and a few scratches on both sides of the body. Sorely missed…a loyal companion for the past 5 years! Just trying to do anything/my best to get it back.



Not just any old bikes.

Tara writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but..My Aunt and Uncles house on Barton Road, Rathfarnham [Co Dublin] was broken into on Monday between 10am – 3 pm and both of my uncle’s precious motorbikes were taken from their garage.

He’s nearly 70 and still out riding every weekend, or he was until some heartless little sod stole them. He is the first to help out any newcomers to the sport and to lend his bikes to those without, he probably would have lent it to them if they’d just asked.

If anyone has any information or see them advertised please get in touch. Blue: Honda XR 250 with cylinder removed with Husky WP forks. Red: Yamaha WR 250F Blue with blue hand guards They mean a huge amount to him and won’t be easily replaced. Thank you.



Molly Malone (arrowed) meets her siblings this afternoon

Further to orphan duck Molly Malone’s travails from earlier.

Some good news, some sad news.

Dublin SPCA writes:

As you may have read earlier we have a lone duckling (Molly) in the shelter since yesterday. This morning having received a call from the public our inspectors went out to a building site looking for the rest of Molly’s family. Unfortunately when they got there only three of the ducklings and the mammy were left. The inspectors managed to catch the three ducklings but sadly mammy flew away. It is never ideal to raise ducklings without their mother but in this case there was just no choice as they would not have survived if left on the site.

Heart-pinging video here

Earlier: Squeak Molly Malone