Roscommon SPCA extends its warmest greetings to everyone who has been involved with our organization, whether as a follower, supporter, sponsor, or volunteer. We appreciate your generous and continuous support throughout the year. We hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas season.
The field of animal welfare is a challenging and rewarding one. In 2023, we did our best to make a difference for the animals we care about, but we also encountered some obstacles and setbacks. We admit that we are not flawless, and we have made some errors that we regret. We take responsibility for our actions and we are determined to learn from them and do better in the future. We also recognize that some of our decisions were not optimal, and we apologize for them. We will work hard to fix the problems we have caused and prevent them from happening again.
This is a summary of the animal welfare and communication activities for 2023 so far. During this period, we neutered 193 dogs and 1020 cats, which is a significant increase from the previous year. We made or received 8335 phone calls, sent or received 4549 text messages, received 3734 emails, and exchanged 3672 WhatsApp messages and calls. These numbers show our dedication and commitment to our mission of saving lives and finding homes for stray animals.
As we enter 2024, our TNR program requires more localised volunteers to assist with the humane management of the feral cat and stray population in different regions. This is a crucial step to prevent the unnecessary suffering of countless kittens born to young and malnourished mothers.
Roscommon SPCA is grateful for all the support we have received from our community. Whether you have donated, volunteered, fostered, adopted, or spread the word, you have helped us make a difference for animals in need. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.