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CHARITY TAX BACK SCHEME
The Irish tax system contains a range of incentives aimed at facilitating and encouraging charitable donations by individuals and companies, which help to ensure that charities receive the maximum benefit from public and private donations.
The Charitable Donation Scheme allows tax relief on qualifying donations. So if you are an Irish tax payer and donate €250 or more to a registered charity in any year, the charity can claim 45% in tax relief under the Charitable Donation Scheme.
It's very simple and straightforward and it means your donation is worth so much more.
You download the form, either CHY3 Form (an enduring tax back donation for five years) or CHY4 Form (to allow a donation in one financial year). Complete the details and return the form to our Accounts Department, Fingal SPCA, 33 Castleview Lawns, Swords, K67 FP93.
Remember €250 is only €4.81 a week or .69c a day! Less than a cup of coffee!
Click on the link below to learn more.
The Annual General Meeting for the Fingal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will take place next Thursday night.
If you would be interested in attending, please contact us on 089 461 2537 as we need to manage numbers for covid social distancing.
If you would interested in adopting any of these kittens, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
As ever a home check will be undertaken to match the right cat with the right home.
Donations of any size are incredibly important to charities. They enable us to continue our work and reserve our cash for the bills we need to pay.
So we were DELIGHTED to receive three incredibly generous donations from the Kinsealy Pet Store, Maxizoo Clarehall and Lidl Swords recently.
Maxizoo and Kinsealy Pet Store donated food for cats, dogs and rabbits, some litter, treats and 3 carriers, which will be so useful when we trap, neuter and return some of the wild cat population.
And the Lidl vouchers will be spent on food, litter and other essentials for the animals.
So thank you very much to Lidl Swords, Maxizoo and Kinsealy Pet Shop for their generous donations, the Society and the animals in our care, really appreciate it.
With Easter fast approaching, we are urging pet owners to keep all chocolate safely out of the reach of our pet companions. Over the past year, many people have welcomed a dog or cat into their home and so we want to highlight how toxic chocolate, that is meant for human consumption, can be for our furry friends.
We also want to make owners aware of the signs of chocolate toxicity in a dog, after research revealed that vets are twice as likely to see pets with chocolate poisoning at Easter.
Veterinary and Welfare Manager at Dogs Trust Ireland, Niamh Curran-Kelly said: “Please make sure that children know their chocolate eggs are not for sharing with their furry friends. As toxic doses vary greatly, depending on the size of the dog and the type of chocolate ingested, if you suspect your dog has eaten any quantity of chocolate, please contact your vet for advice immediately. Prompt veterinary treatment can really improve a dog’s chances of making a full recovery”
We also recommend storing you vet’s out of hours contact number in your phone, in case of an emergency this weekend, such as your dog getting their paws on some chocolate.
What are the symptoms of chocolate toxicity in dogs?
Even if your dog is showing no symptoms, but you suspect he/she may have eaten chocolate, please contact your vet as they may be able to give emergency treatment to prevent poisoning.
- Tender abdomen
- Excessive thirst
- Racing heart rate
- Tremors or in severe cases, seizures.
How can you keep your pet safe?
- Never feed your pet chocolate intended for humans.
- Keep your chocolate in a safe place – this means hidden out of sight and out of reach from your pet.
- If your egg (or any chocolate) is missing and you suspect that your pet is the culprit, contact your vet straight away.
- It is helpful if you can tell your vet how much chocolate, and the type of chocolate, you think your dog may have ingested. If you have any packaging, take it with you to the vets.
- The sooner treatment is implemented, the greater the chance of recovery.
- If you want to treat your pet this Easter, we recommend you stick to pet-friendly treats (in moderation) that are kinder to your canine and always have your local vet’s emergency number saved in your phone, just in case.
Our thanks to the good people at Dogs Trust for this excellent information.