SPAYING/NEUTERING PROGRAMME

 

CATS SPAYING – NEUTERING PROGRAMME

We are running our discounted Community Spaying/Neutering programme for all cats. The cost to spay/neuter a cat is €10 and the rest is funded by Roscommon SPCA.

Those wishing to apply can send their name, address, phone number and vet details to spca@roscommonspca.ie, or call/Text to 087-0505594 or message via Facebook. Once this information is received, a reference number will be given to you. A reference number will not be issued unless all of the information is provided. Proof of address may be required.

This is the ideal opportunity to get cats spayed/neutered now.

The importance of spaying/neutering:

Kittens can become pregnant at between 4 and 6 months old.

They can mate with their siblings. (Sick and deformed from inbreeding)

A gestation period of 2 months.

Spay at 2 months (approximately 2lb in weight). Spay after first heat.

Cats can stay in heat constantly but generally 2 to 3 times a year and for several weeks at a time and for all of their of lives. (No menopause). It is possible to have 5 or 6 litters per year. And can become pregnant by more than one Tom at a time.

 

Governance and Transparency

Governance and Transparency

Attached here are the following Reports for 2017:

Annual Report 2017 

Public Compliance Statement

Data Protection Policy 

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 www.governancecode.ie/registry.html

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.

Roscommon SPCA Constitution – ROSCOMMON SPCA CONSTITUTION

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.

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.