A New Design(1)In memory of puppy John



mms_img-1492375516(1)In memory of this little collie that was abandoned in Fairymount.

Always remembered by Roscommon SPCA volunteers.  RIP dear boy.



TINY RIPRianne and family




courageFought a hard battle, always remembered by Roscommon SPCA and its supporters.

14th January 2016




Always remembered by Roscommon SPCA Volunteers.



sammMuch loved Sam passed away on the 18 August 2015.


In Memory of Harvey


In Memory of Duffy

photo-6In memory of Duffy who passed away on 8th December 2014.

He has been the best little dog ever with a wonderful personality and has made many friends,  with house calls on walks for marks and Spencer shortbread and gravy bones!

Have You a dog in Heaven, Lord?
Is there room for just one more?
Cause my little dog died today;
He’ll be waiting at Your door.
Please take him into Heaven, Lord.
And keep him there for me.
Just feed him, pet him, love him, Lord,
That’s all he’ll ask of Thee.


In Memory of Charlie

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In memory of a beautiful collie that came into my life for a very short time. Charlie had EPI, but this did not stop him from enjoying life. Unfortunately when he came into the care of Roscommon SPCA, it was too late for Charlie, however, he enjoyed his last few months and was one of the loveliest Collies to roam this earth.  He was well loved and cared for. Run free my friend, until we meet.

When you’re walking down the street with me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.”
“And when it’s time for you to go… from that body to be free.
Remember you’re not going……….you’re coming here to me.”

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak , and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done, for this — the last battle — can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand, but don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years, you wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go. take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end and hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see. I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me. Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved. Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do; We’ve been so close — we two — these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

— Unknown


In Memory of little Bear

bear ripR.I.P Bear…..It’s a very difficult day today….little Bear aka Charlie has passed away….The little guy was very sick with leptospirosis…he was too small and sick to fight it…for the short time we had with him..he brought us love and laughter. and lots of smiles…thank you to his wonderful foster family who are very upset and did their best for him….please people vaccinate your pets…it would have saved his life.


In Memory of Eli.

Eli rescued dogEli will never be forgotten by Roscommon SPCA or the volunteers who fought so hard to save him.

23 April 2014

FRENCHPARK area. This poor boy walked at least 2 miles today alone as he was spotted in other places…..been on the road a long time I’m surprised he is still as friendly. Thank you to all the people involved in the rescue of the poor dog today…he is totally starved…his eye hanging out and a skin condition…he is in the vets on a drip and pain relief…prayers needed.

26 April 2014

Eli was obviously dumped on a bog several weeks ago and had been living in the area since that. When we picked him up on Wednesday he was so weak he had to be carried to the car. He had finally succumbed to starvation and lack of veterinary care. He spent 2 days in the vets and went out to a foster home on Friday. He seemed to be making progress, we were really happy because he had started to eat. That night though we had to call out the vet and he had to be put to sleep. He developed what appears to have been heart failure. We are appalled at the level of his suffering over the past weeks as he trudged the roads trying to survive. A lot of tears shed at Roscommon SPCA for the lovely gentle Eli.


In Memory of Topaz


9th April 2013

We have heavy hearts this morning and tears in our eyes as we sadly report that Topaz died last night. We tried our very best for him but he didn’t have the strength to survive. He passed peacefully and hopefully having known some kindness and love from his carers. He should not be forgotten when we look at the animals in our communities, we can all do our bit to ensure they are cared for. You will always be remembered by me my friend.


COPING WITH DEATH OF PET – Understanding Pet Loss Grief

Taking it hard? It is perfectly understandable for you to be experiencing a serious grief over the death of your beloved pet! And don’t let anyone belittle your loss or take away your right to a fitting bereavement. One of the best things you can do to help yourself is come to the realization that although most outsiders don’t understand, you are perfectly justified in your deep feelings of grief and loss.

Why am I devastated over the loss of my pet?

  • I am more upset over this than the death of my (friend, relative). Is this wrong?
  • What are the normal signs and symptoms of pet death bereavement? What can I expect?
  • Should I get another pet?
  • How can I help my children deal with the death of their pet?
  • How can I deal with people who don’t understand what I am going through?
  • I just can’t cope with this loss alone. Where can I get help?

Why am I devastated over the loss of my pet?
You may be surprised at the intensity of your sadness when your pet dies. You may wonder if you are weird to be grieving so deeply over the loss of “just an animal”. NO, you are not weird or abnormal. It is normal and healthy to mourn the loss of a deep love bond, whether that tie was to a human or an animal.

Outsiders may not understand, so just console yourself with this thought: You hurt deeply because you loved deeply! It shows that you have a big heart and compassion for all of God’s creatures. This is something to be proud of, not ashamed of or embarrassed over. You have lost a beloved member of your family and this deserves a proper bereavement.


I am more upset over this than the death of my (friend, relative). Is this wrong?

It might help you to think realistically about your relationship with your lost pet. The love you received from him was different than the complicated love relationships you might have with humans. Your pet likely adored you! He was always there for you, never criticized you, never held grudges, and always forgave you, no matter what. Are there any humans in your life that have ever given to you this selflessly?

For all this love, your pet expected no more from you than a good belly rub or ear-scratching, right? A pet can be the only source of pure, unconditional love that you will ever know. They winnow their way into your heart and become a trusted member of the family; a comforting presence in your intimate day-to-day life. A human acquaintance or relative that doesn’t live with you just cannot impact your emotional life to that degree.

You also receive tactile comfort from a pet; touching, stroking, rubbing their fur. You might even kiss or hug them and confide your deepest thoughts to them, knowing they will never betray your secrets. Your pet has probably seen you naked, in all your glory, and he never told anyone about your big belly or sagging behind!

As Sandi described in our lead story, your pet likely expressed pure joy and excitement when you returned home after an absence. Did your grandfather ever do that? I am sure that you loved your grandparent, or Aunt Nelly, or even your co-worker who was lost in an accident. And you will grieve properly for them. But the unconditional love your pet gave to you created a different and very strong emotional attachment, a comforting presence that is sure to missed heartily.

So our message is this: don’t feel guilty for hurting deeply over the death of your pet. Stop comparing the pain of that loss to how you felt about the death of humans in your life. These are two very different kinds of losses, and naturally will be mourned in different but appropriate ways.