Cassie is a lovely female Lurcher X, approximately five months old who back in early February was the victim of a car incident, already just skin and bones the result of being hit by a car was a Fractured Femur, lots lacerations and severe bruising. She was taken into our care on the 9th February, had her fracture treated and spent a week in the Breaffy Veterinary Hospital Castlebar.

A very kind lady called Betty has been fostering her until now, Cassie now need to find her forever home. This Thursday hopefully will be the last of her veterinary treatment. She will need a quite home as she still needs to take it easy. Cassie is an adorable little dog and has all the lovely traits of her breed. Cassie house training is on-going and will need further discussion. If you can offer Cassie a forever home, please send us a message to our inbox.




This is Holly, a lovely friendly two and half year female collie. A very lively friendly collie and will make a great all round companion pet. Good with children and other pets. A secure garden for Holly is essential as is a home check. If you can offer her a forever home, please fill in our online form here.



Governance and Transparency

Governance and Transparency

Attached here are the following Reports for 2017:

RSPCA Accounts 2017 

Chairperson REPORT 2017
Treasurer Report 2017
Public Compliance Statement

Our promise to you

As well as helping animals in need and promoting animal welfare, we have important obligations to our supporters. In return for your commitment to our work we make this commitment to you.

You are entitled to:

  • Information concerning our work
  • Confidentiality and a choice as to whether you wish to receive further information from the Roscommon SPCA
  • Improve the way charities in Ireland raise their funds
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support

Governance Practice

The committee of Roscommon SPCA is committed to the principles of good governance and believe in openness, transparency and accountability. We have signed up to the Governance Code and are on the ‘adoption journey’.  See

Roscommon SPCA Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

Roscommon SPCA is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The statement was developed by the ICTR (Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd.) and exists to provide charities in Ireland with a Fundraising Code of Practice.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

ICTR Fundraising Best Practice

Roscommon SPCA believes we meet the standards the Code of Practice sets out.

Roscommon SPCA is registered with Charities Regulatory Authority.

Click to see our details with CHARITY REGULATORY AUTHORITY.


Cash & Non Cash Handling:

Cash handling procedures are important to protect the organisation from fraud, theft or embezzlement,to protect staff or volunteers from accusations of dishonesty and to assure donors that their donations and gifts are used for the purpose for which they were given. READ THE ICTR GUIDELINES HERE

Check out our Roscommon SPCA Complaints Procedure

Code of Practice Animal Welfare (Department of Agriculture)

Public Compliance Statement

Our Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Roscommon SPCA is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the Committee members.



This is Molly, a lovely female collie, looks quite young maybe 1/2 years old.
She will be micro-chipped, vaccinated and spayed before re homed. A secure garden is essential as is a home check. If you would like to inquire about Molly, please fill in our inquiry form here.


Jess is a beautiful female collie who is extremely frightened. She avoids eye contact and huddles into any corner she can find.  We think she is about two years old. She is at her happiest with the others dogs so we help her spend as much time with them as possible but when a human comes around she goes back into her shell.  Jess will be spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped before rehoming. If you can offer Jess a home please contact us. Fill in our inquiry form.



This is Nugget approximately 2/3 years old, he was abandoned on the streets so was in a few scraps by the look of it. He has been treated for his wounds, neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated. He is now ready for his forever home. Nugget will need to be an only dog, he is very active so will need an active house hold and a very secure garden as he can jump great heights. If you can offer him a home, please fill in the inquiry form on line. INQUIRY FORM


This is the lovely Hope, she has been through the wars for her few short years. The tops of her ears have been removed and she has had a few teeth extracted. She is in good health but need a new home. The home she is currently in has other cats and small dogs, unfortunately Hope is not getting on with them and she want to rule the roost. She will need a home where she is the only cat in the house. Overall a lovely friendly cat and will make a very good companion. If you can offer Hope a home, please contact us on  087 050 5594.

A Message from Your Animal Shelter

A Message from Your Animal Shelter

Your community’s animal shelter has a message for you. Actually, it has several messages for you. All of these messages are designed to help you think about the advantages of adopting a shelter animal rather than opting for an animal from a breeder.

Save a Rescued Animal’s Life

We have to tell you that, when you choose a shelter pet, you’re literally saving that animal’s life. These animals don’t want to spend unknown days or weeks in a shelter.  After bringing home a new rescue pet, you’ll get a lifetime of love and companionship.

Rescue Pets are Beautiful

Our animals may not all be purebreds. But they have their own, individual looks, which are beautiful. Your pet will bath you with smiles and kisses. You’ll be bringing home an adopted pet with lots of personality. While its original family may have given it up for a myriad of reasons, this means you have the chance to rescue and love a pet.

We Treat our Rescues with Kindness

Pet shops and animal mills aren’t known for meeting the needs of the animals in their care. Profit is their biggest, sometimes only, concern, which means medical needs, nutrition and exercise may not be provided for. At an animal shelter, these needs are met, giving these animals a shot at a better life.

Adopting a Rescued Pet Sets an Example

People follow the examples of people they respect. If this means that someone chooses to adopt a shelter animal, this action will be noticed in a good way. Set a good example.

Cut Down on Overpopulation

Adopting a rescue pet means you don’t need to find a baby animal from a breeder. This cuts down on overpopulation. The Humane Society says that roughly 2.4 million healthy animals are housed in shelters annually. All of these animals need homes.

Have Questions?

Once you adopt a rescue pet, you’ll have a lifeline to the shelter, if you have any questions or concerns. Employees and knowledgeable volunteers can help you to find the answers you need. Also, if you need help with pet behavior, one of the volunteers will be able to lead you to animal training or even socialization of your pet to humans.

Rescued Animals are Healthy

Each animal that comes into a shelter receives veterinary exams and treatment for any problems found during the exam. If the animal has parasites, these will be dealt with; illnesses will be treated and the pets will be spayed or neutered. All of this vet care may be included in adoption fees.

Give Us the Help we Need

When you adopt a rescue animal, you’re helping your shelter. The fee you pay helps incoming animals to get the care they need. That fee is also much less than what you’d pay to a breeder—about 80 percent less!

Your Pet is Waiting!

Visit your shelter this weekend and gaze into the faces of these animals. When you choose one, you’re gaining a family member.




This is Akita an Akita X Golden Retriever female dog approximately 3 years old. She is micro-chipped and first vaccination, she will be neutered before re homed. If you can offer this lovely Akita a home, please fill in our online inquiry form by clicking HERE.