BEECH HILL - CALENDAR SALE CHEQUE PRESENTATION

The 3rd year students (CSPE Class) at Beech Hill College, Monaghan sold 74 "All For Animals" calendars!! Helena McCarron and Ciara Sherry presenting Lori O'Neill (center) with a cheque for € 455 from their sales which also included an additional €11 in donations on 14th January 2016. The MSPCA is so appreciative of their help and effort in raising funds for our charity. Thanks very much to all the CSPE students and to their teacher, Anne Costello, for her help in organising the fundraising.

BUDDY "THE AGILITY CHAMP"

Special Story about a very special dog (BUDDY)! Buddy (aka Gulliver) was re-homed in March 2008. He was rescued from the Pound as a juvenile pup. His adopter, Lorraine, has trained and competed with Buddy in Agility Competitions over the years. He has represented Northern Ireland 4 times at Crufts in the Inter-regional obedience team event!

This recent photo of Buddy jumping was taken by Simon Rodgers at his most recent competition. Lorraine sent us this latest news about Buddy -- "I'm so proud of my Buddy boy! We both have been selected to represent Northern Ireland Team in the World Agility Open in May 2016 in the 525 height! A special thanks to those who have believed in us and encouraged us over the last few months Laura McAleese and Ronnie, and of course to Curt Mullan for teaching us his moves!"

When I asked Lorraine is there is anything else she wanted to add about the "agility star" she stated: "The only other thing is what a wonderful best friend he is!" Lorraine sent the photo of Buddy resting after a long walk -- well done to Buddy and his wonderful owner, Lorraine.

SUZANNE TOAL PET PHOTOS

CHRISTMAS DOG WALK

EMY LAKE DOG WALK - 27TH DECEMBER

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!

THE MSPCA CELEBRATES THEIR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
 
The MSPCA has reached a milestone (10 years of success) in helping unwanted, neglected or abandoned animals. The Emyvale shelter opened in 2005 and has expanded and made many improvements over the years. While our work does come with many ups and downs (sometimes tears and heartache); the greatest joy is the happiness we see when our shelter animals find a suitable and loving home. The caring adopters who have chosen to "rescue" one of our companion animals are the ones we applaud. THANK YOU all for adopting our shelter dogs/puppies & cats/kittens and for spreading the word about how great it is to rescue your family pet from a shelter!
 
We would like to personally thank all our past and present wonderful volunteers for their dedication, compassion, hard work and desire to assist the animals and our team. From our dog walkers, to our fantastic photographers & graphic designers who also provide our wonderful informational leaflets etc. and to every one of you that come along and help out at our fundraisers - a HUGE THANK YOU XXXX Also, to all the wonderful vets and vet nurses who provide support, treatment and care to our the animals as well as to the people in the community we refer to them - what a wonderful team to have on board -- they do a terrific job and are to be commended!!
 
Here is to many more milestones to come!!!! The MSPCA would like to take this opportunity to praise and thank all of you that have given us your on-going support and caring about the animals in our care!! Kudos to all of you who have given us donations through our fundraisers, or donating at our shelter (either monetary or with food, blankets, treats, salmon oil, toys, cat beds, etc.) 
 
The MSPCA are now teamed up with Royal Canin and are feeding all of our rescue dogs and cats Royal Canin food. While we appreciated donations of dry dog and cat food in the past, all of of pets are on the Royal Canin diet. We are still very welcome and would appreciated receiving moist dog/cat food, dog treats, toys, collars, leads, cat toys, kitty litter -- always needed.  

MSPCA 10TH ANNIVERSARY

THE MSPCA CELEBRATES THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE RESCUE SHELTER FOR DOGS AND CATS IN EMYVALE!

Huge thanks and appreciation to Sinead McEneaney who presented us with this gorgeous and very tasty cake as well as a special Champagne filled balloon on Sunday, 6th of September to commemorate our shelter opening 10 years ago!! Further thanks to all that helped us and the animals over those many years. Our success is due to all the kind and caring folks who adopted our rescue animals. Also, tremendous accolodades to the members of the public who found stray animals and brought them into our care and/or into the vets for treatment prior to coming into our shelter/cattery.    

TIMMY - DUMPED AND TIED!

TIMMY'S STORY 12/8/15 - ACT OF CRUELTY 

Today at 10:30 am we received a phone call from a gentleman informing us he had come across a dog stuck on a gate in his field tangled in wire and he could not manage to get it freed. On arrival, we discovered this wee dog was not tangled up in wire but deliberately TIED with cable wire around his neck to the bottom of the cattle gate so tight he could not get up and was gasping for air, their was a big stick placed in front of this wee boy to camouflage him. Timmy is a very lucky dog that this gentleman went back to check his cattle this morning after moving them yesterday evening and stumbled upon him. 

We are deeply appalled that someone would do this to a helpless animal and believe this was the right thing to do?? There is absolutely no need for this to happen when there is help out there, we are here 7 days a week and always on the end of the phone if you are unable to keep your animal(s) PLEASE ring us (047)70512 and arrange for it to come into our care.
IF ANY ONE HAS ANY INFORMATION AS TO HOW THIS WEE DOG, TIMMY, ENDED UP IN THIS APPALLING SITUATION PLEASE RING US.

PETE VANCE SPIN-A-THON (FLEMINGS)

Sincere thanks to all that supported the Pete Vance Spin-A-Thon today. Pete cycled for 6 hours in total! While the rain never stopped, it did not seen to dampen the spirit of generosity! All the kind donations are very much appreciated. Thanks to all the volunteers who weathered the damp conditions to help collect.

PETE VANCE SPIN-A-THON (MONAGHAN TOWN)

PETE VANCE (SPIN-A-THON) ON SATURDAY, 18TH JULY AT FLEMING'S CAR PARK

Pete is doing his 2nd Spin-A-Thon to help raise funds for the MSPCA. Please come out to support him and our charity! 

WILLIE NUGENT - ULSTER GAZETTE

Ulster Gazette article recently published about Willie Nugent's visit to the MSPCA on the 24th June. Huge thanks to Willie for his support and caring about the dogs - and also all of you that sponsored him!

MSPCA FEATURED ON IRISH TV (MONAGHAN MATTERS)

The MSPCA was delighted to have the Irish TV crew visit us and film the shelter and chat with us about our rescue work. Please see link below for the program -- we are featured at approx 17:50 minutes into the program. Thanks!
http://www.irishtv.ie/monaghan-matters-53/

WILLIE NUGENT - CHARITY CYCLE FROM ARMAGH TO THE MSPCA TO RAISE FUNDS

Willie Nugent advertised his charity cycle for the MSPCA in 2 local papers and raised € 418 for our charity!! This morning he road from Armagh to Killydonagh -- took him approx. 3 hours one-way. Wonderful Willie was one of our first donators (back in 2009) he raised money for our charity and also helped so many other rescues in Ireland and abroad over the years. Willie is still motivated to help animal rescues -- what an amazing guy!!!! It was a true delight to see Willie again after 6 years and we deeply appreciate his love and caring about the animals -- HUGE THANKS TO WILLIE!!!!  

THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE VHI DUBLIN MINI-MARATHON TO HELP THE MSPCA

MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE OF YOU LADIES WHO BRAVED OUR IRISH WEATHER (RAIN AND WIND) ON THE 1ST JUNE TO TAKE PART IN THE 2015 VHI WOMEN'S 10K MINI MARATHON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MSPCA. XXX

DOGS TRUST IRELAND

DOGS TRUST IRELAND COLLECTING MSPCA DOGS!

The MSPCA is now working with DogsTrust (Ireland) to help our rescue dogs find new homes in the UK. Thanks very much to the DogsTrust team for their help. This morning, 7 of our shelter dogs travelled to the DogsTrust holding centre in Leitrim. They will then be heading over to their UK Re-Homing Centres. The need for this help from DogsTrust highlights the lack of homes in Ireland for all the dogs that come into rescues and pounds. Too many dogs and not enough good homes in Ireland -- a true shame!  

We've got a New Number!

 

047 - 70512

PLEASE RING ON THIS NUMBER BETWEEN 9.30am AND 5.00pm

AFTER HOURS PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL

 

 

BOBBY BAWN

BOBBY BAWN - 5 YEAR OLD SHETLAND (DUMPED/ABANDONED)

This is Bobby Bawn and here is his story. He is approx. 5 years old and a real pet who had been in great discomfort (see photo). The MSPCA received an email about an abandoned/dumped Shetland pony in the Bawn area that a caring person had reported to the Irish Horse Welfare Trust on the 18th May. We went out to the location on 19th May and took photos and spoke to the Dept. of Agriculture and our local Dept. of Environment. Dermot Forde from the Dept. of Agriculture went to the location on 21st of May and arranged for an "emergency seizure notice" to be placed the following day. We arranged for a farrier to trim Bobby Bawns hooves prior to transport and removal on Saturday, 23rd. Thanks very much to Claire Owens at the Trust for her advice and guidance. Thanks goodness Sinead was able to find him a rescue place at Hungry Horse Rescue in Co. Longford. We have learned that Bobby Bawn now has a home in Germany along with another pony that was collected the same day! Thanks goes to Tony Caldwell for transport and care and also to Breen (Farrier). 

MONAGHAN MATTER - IRISH TV

MONAGHAN MATTERS (IRISH TV) FEATURING THE MSPCA SHELTER ON 25TH JUNE!

Aishling & Kieron from Irish TV visited the shelter today to film a segment for Monaghan Matters. The program is scheduled to air on 25th June. We were absolutely delighted to meet and show them around and talk about how the MSPCA's shelter all began. We also chatted about our other work: animal welfare investigation, educational talks to young people, and organising re-homings of our rescue dogs outside of Ireland with other rescue groups (DogsTrust and Hundar Utan Hem in Sweden).   

HUNDAR UTAN HEM VISIT

The MSPCA was delighted to welcome the team from Hundar Utan Hem (Sweden) to our shelter on Friday, 29th May. They got to meet all our gang (both dogs and cats) and even managed to walk a few dogs between the rain showers. Hundar Utan Hem help our rescues dogs find fabulous homes in Sweden! What a wonderful team -- thanks very much for all your help and support.

ROTARY CLUB "Night at the Oscars"

The MSPCA deeply appreciates the help and support given by the Rotary Club members and Audri Herron for selecting our charity and CROCUS for her "Night at the Oscars" -- she is the "star" in our eyes!!

"Great meeting tonight where Monaghan Rotary Club were delighted to present MSPCA with a cheque for €4,500, proceeds from Audri Herron's President's Night at the Oscars. Photo shows from back: Rotarians Sinead Corrigan, Pat Deery, Cathy Lavery, John Bole, David Johnson, Michael Quinn. Sinead McKenna MSPCA, President of Monaghan Rotary Club Audri Herron and Lori O'Neill MSPCA" from Audri's FB page.

BELFAST PROTEST AGAINST PUPPY FARM

This isn't easy to watch but it is the reality for many dogs who end up in puppy farms. Unless they are rescued, their only way out is death, which is preferable to their life in these prisons.

Please, please make the effort to come to Belfast City Hall for just 1 hour this coming Saturday. The public rally is from 11.30am - 12.30pm. We need our elected representatives to do more to protect these animals.

This is where puppies in pet stores come from. Step inside the puppy mill industry for just one minute. Find out the truth:http://www.peta.org/issues/compan...
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BEECH HILL COLLEGE 5K RUN

THE 1E CSPE CLASS FROM BEECH HILL COLLEGE (MONAGHAN) ORGANIZED A SPONSORED 5K RUN TO SUPPORT THE MSPCA. THE EVENT TOOK PLACE ON MONDAY, 18TH MAY AND THEY RAISED € 265 FOR THE CHARITY. SINCERE THANKS TO THE STUDENTS FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK AND ALSO ALL WHO SPONSORED THEIR CHARITY RUN. WELL DONE TO ALL THE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHER (LAUREN ATKINSON). THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND CARING ABOUT THE DOGS AND CATS WE HELP.   

These photos were taken today (25th May) and Lauren Atkinson (teacher) is picture on the left of the first photo. 

NIGHT AT THE OSCARS - 25 APRIL 2015

NIGHT AT THE OSCARS!! WHAT A GREAT EVENT THANKS TO AUDRI HERRON AND ALL THAT ATTENDED TO MAKE THIS SUCH A WONDERFUL PARTY. SO MANY RAFFLE PRIZES WERE DONATED AS WELL AS MANY AUCTION ITEMS. PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE MSPCA ATTENDEES.  

Night at the Oscars!

The MSPCA would love you to come along and support this fabulous evening

Audri has kindly chosen the MSPCA and Crocus as her nominated charities.

Great night guaranteed!!

Tickets available from MSPCA or Hillgrove Hotel

 

 

SPIN-A-THON UPDATE

PETE VANCE - SPIN-A-THON  (MONAGHAN SHOPPING CENTRE - 4TH APRIL)

Sincere appreciation for all the support and donations given today at the Spin-A-Thon to support Pete Vance and the MSPCA. Pete Vance was the star of the show and cycled from 10:30 am to after 5:00 pm! It was wonderful a fun event -- thanks so very much to all who contributed. Thanks also goes to the following folks who collected and made this fundraising event such a success: 
The committed volunteers from Pete's team:
Wes Batty - Crew Manager & his wife, Elaine
Paul & Brendan, Mary, Zoe & Nicole
The great volunteers from the MSPCA's team:
Sinead, Geraldine, Lisa, Nicola

Well done to all who made this such a success!!

VHI MINI-MARATHON

Would you like to participate in the Women's Mini-Marathon in Dublin on Monday, 1st June to support our charity? If so, please contact us for a sponsorship form and t-shirt. Your help and support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

PETE VANCE SPIN-A-THON

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 2015

THANKS TO ALL THAT ATTENDED THE PARADE AND OFFERED HELP AND SUPPORT. WE WERE DELIGHTED TO SEE SOME OF OUR ADOPTED DOGS WITH THEIR NEW OWNERS. A FEW PHOTOS OF THE GANG!  

Race Around Ireland


Monaghan Man and cycling enthusiast Pete Vance is competing in the Solo Division of the Race Around Ireland commencing on Sunday 30th August, 2015.

We are delighted that Pete has chosen the MSPCA as his nominated charity.

In preparation for this huge challenge Pete is having a “SPIN-A-THON”!

Date: Saturday 4th April (Easter Weekend) 

Venue: Monaghan Shopping Centre 

Time: 10.30 – 5.00pm

Please come along and give us your support for this amazing challenge!

 

 

EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

The above scheme is in operation in Co. Monaghan since 2005 and was implemented to alert actual or potential animal welfare problems on farms, particularly from early Winter through to late Spring. Three main groups involved in the early intervention are, Monaghan SPCA, Department of Agriculture and the Irish Farmers Association and, if required, the Garda Siochana under the protection of Animals Act. We would ask the public to be vigilant and if they feel there is cause for concern to please contact the MSPCA, confidentiality is assured at all times. 
The main causes of concern at this time of the year are lack of feed and shelter or maybe an animal which has sustained an injury which is not being attended to.

THESE NEGLECTED ANIMALS NEED YOUR VOICE. SO PLEASE, IF WORRIED LIFT THE PHONE - CONTACT LORI O'NEILL ON 086-8262-956 OR SINEAD MCKENNA ON 086-8262-885. THANKS FOR CARING!

ST. LOUIS PRESENTATION

The MSPCA would like to extend our sincere Thanks to Rang Ailbhe, St. Louis Convent who sold our ‘ALL FOR ANIMALS’ calendars and raised a fantastic €265. Thank you to Shannon Kelly who called to the shelter on Sunday, 11th January to present the money to the MSPCA on behalf of her class – Well done Girls!
Thank you to Adrian Fitzgerald, their form teacher, who allowed the girls to sell the calendars, it is very much appreciated.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL CAROL SERVICE

The members of the St. Patrick's Ladies Group selected 2 charities to received the donations received from the Interdenominational Carol Service at St. Patrick's Church (Monaghan Town) on 16th December 2014. The evening was magical -- wonderful music from so many choirs and singers and the church was filled to capacity. Thanks so very much to all who gave so generously to the MSPCA and the Latch-On Project. Also, sincere appreciation to the Ladies Group for selecting the MSPCA as a recipient for the donations from their wonderful service.

LOUISE QUIGLEY DONATION

On the 7th January, we had a wonderful surprise! Louise Quigley visited the shelter with a donation for €100 that she raised through fundraising. Louise is a dog groomer in Clones and made up a lovely hamper and offered grooming vouchers. Sincere thanks from all of us at the MSPCA (including the dogs/pups, cats and kittens). What a kind, caring and thoughtful young lady! Thanks very much, Louise!

COOGAN CHRISTMAS DONATION

Heartfelt appreciation to Francie & Michelle Coogan who for the 2nd year accepted donations from those who visited the stunning and magical Holiday/Christmas display to help the MSPCA. Francie proudly presented the proceeds of € 320 to Lori O'Neill on Thursday, 8th January. The artistic display with all the animals and Christmas figures is absolutely enchanting as well as the festive music! Such a wonderful Christmas time amenity to Monaghan Town! Thanks so very much to Francie and Michelle for caring about the pets at our shelter. Also, thanks to all of you who kindly donated.

CASTLEBLAYNEY COLLEGE DONATION

The MSPCA was delighted to learn that the Castleblayney College Transition Year students organized 2 fundraising events for our charity (volleyball match between students and faculty/staff and a non-uniform day). The Principal (Gerard Hand) and students (Conor Martin, Charlie McDonnell, James Finnegan & Ryan Mohan) presented Lori O'Neill (MSPCA) on Monday, 12th January with a wonderful donation of € 145. From all of us at the MSPCA, sincere thanks to all that supported the fundraisers and to all the students and faculty. Also, special appreciation to Office Secretary (Anne Lennon) who contacted us and organized this photo shoot. Thanks to all of you for help and caring!

Halloween Party 2014

A great night was had by all at the 2nd Annual MSPCA ‘Howling at Halloween Party’ in the Scarna Inn on Friday 31st October.

Some pretty spooky characters arrived to enjoy the fun. 

Rula Bula provided wonderful music with a variety of tunes for the party - what a gifted group of musicians! From sing-a-long tunes to dance music that brought folks to the dance floor! 

Huge thanks to James for providing us with the Scarna Inn Lounge for the night and to all that provided the raffle prizes -- your generous donations are sincerely appreciated. 

It was a great evening and thanks again to everyone who supported our charity event. 

 

We organise these events to raise money for all the animals in our care, everyone is welcome to come and visit the shelter, opening hours 1-4pm Mon-Sat.

 View all the wonderful costumes and photo’s on our facebook page. 

 Congratulations to all the winners:

Photo 1 - Best dressed couple, Gregory Brooker and Vanessa receiving their prize from Orla.

 

Photo 2 - Best dressed female, Elaine Mohan receiving her prize from Orla.

 

Photo 3 - Best dressed family, Martin Doran and family receiving their prize from Orla.

 

 

Special Thanks

We'd like to shine the light on all the wonderful supporters and volunteers who help the MSPCA in so many different ways. 

Firstly may we thank everyone for making our Annual Sale last weekend such a great success. To the many bakers who filled the shop with beautiful home-made cakes and breads, for the items left into the shop to sell and most importantly to all the people who called over the two days, some to purchase a bargain, others to buy a raffle ticket or leave a donation and others to have a chat and cup of coffee! We Thank you All.

P.S. THANKS to Joy Price and Ann Holden for the lovely refreshments provided each day and to Ralph McEnroe who kindly allowed us to set up our sale in his shop.

Donna McCormill

 

Josie and Sharon McNulty

 

Karla Holden and the lovely Izzy!

 

Sinead McEneaney

 

Lovely afternoon spent with the Summer Camp students from Teach na Daoine, Family Resource Centre, Monaghan. Congratulations to Angela and Mickey and helpers on such a well behaved group.

Teach Na Daoine

 

HUGE THANK YOU

To the very generous anonymous donor who sent the MSPCA a bank draft last week – we cannot thank you in person but please accept this notice as an indicator of our heartfelt appreciation. Please be assured every cent will be spent directly on the animals and improving their conditions.

Everyone is welcome to come and visit our shelter any time and see the facilities and view the many cats and dogs we house and care for.

 

 

Clothes, Bling and Cake Sale

 

 

Flora Ladies Mini-Maraton

 

 

Spay & Neuter Offer 2014

To avail of this offer, phone any of the following Vet Clinics to make an appointment:

Monaghan Boarding Kennels, Corcaghan 
Tel: 087 763 3361

McKenna, McDonald & Finlay, Tullyherim, Monaghan 
Tel: 047 81134

Carrick Veterinary Centre, Steadfast Ind. Estate, Carrickmacross
Tel: 042 9661384 

 

 

Give a little...

 

 

New Year Surprise for MSPCA

Michelle McHugh and Philip Keegan (above) from Carrrickmacross gave us a €600 donation for the 'Jude Appeal' and a beautiful hamper full of goodies for the staff.

Heartfelt thanks from all the team!

Big 'Thank you' also to the McKay family, Paul, Joan and daughter Katelyn who called to the shelter with a lovely hamper  full of doggie treats and €40 which Katelyn had received for her 11th Birthday and very kindly donated to the MSPCA. Also in picture are Katelyn's friends who accompanied her to the shelter.

 

 

News on Jude

For news on our Jude Appeal: go to the 'Jude Appeal' page.

 

 

Bag and Bling!

 

Familiar face in the Irish Independent!

The MSPCA's Sinead featured in the Irish Independent recently!

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If you missed it, click on:

Link to go to the article on the Irish Independent website.

Sineads photo is the 2nd on the article by the way (click the arrow).

 

Dog Walk 2013

"Calling All Dogs to Emy Lough Sunday 6th Oct"

Sunday 06 Oct - Annual Dog Walk - Registration 1.30-2.30pm
- Walk 2.30pm
- Dog Show 4.00pm

Refreshments Served
Tea/Coffee/Homemade Muffins

Entry Fee Walk €5.00 per adult - children free
Entry Fee €8.00 includes walk/raffle ticket/Dog show

 

Wine Tasting Night

Big thanks to everybody involved from the MSPCA. A great night was had by all.