As we are a purely voluntary organisation we are always looking for help and you can do so in a number of ways. You can:
Become a Fosterer
Would you consider becoming a temporary fosterer to an animal? We rescue all sorts of animals: dogs, cats/kittens even budgies and as we don’t have a physical shelter, all the animals we rescue are taken into either kennels/catteries or the homes of our foster volunteers until a permanent home can be found. We are always looking for more foster homes because the more places we have available, the more animals we can take in and help.
Sometimes it may be that you have considered adopting an animal but feel your current lifestyle just doesn’t suit a long term commitment? Or maybe you’re not sure how you and a pet would get on? Fostering is an ideal way of helping an animal in need and gaining valuable first hand experience of owning a pet.
A loving foster home works wonders for any animal who has experienced abandonment and a tough start in life. A loving foster home can allow them to become socialised and develop into a friendly contented animal, while they wait for their new forever home. So if you have a secure premises and a lot of love, then fostering could be for you.
We cover all veterinary costs and supply food and litter. Advice and backup is always on hand.
We are currently looking for people willing to foster in the Fingal region. So if you are based in Swords, Balheary, Ballyboughal, Balbriggan, Garristown, Naul, Skerries, Rush, Lusk, Donabate and Portrane, please get in touch either by phone on 089 461 2537 or by email.
Become a Volunteer
As well as fosterers, the Society is also seeking volunteers to help with rescuing animals by catching wild cats and bringing them to the Vets for spaying or treatment. This helps reduce the overpopulation of stray cats and promote better health and quality of life for the neutered male and spayed female.
Our problem a lot of the time is lack of manpower in getting the traps to the areas needed. We would love to have more volunteers in the Fingal area to help us continue with this vital work.
Training will be given but you will need a car or van and a verbal reference from a Vet or animal welfare officer. Limited petrol expenses available.
Become a Fundraiser
In addition we are looking for volunteers who would have experience or a willingness to fundraise.
It is a constant struggle to raise funds. Despite great support from the veterinary practices we consult with, our bills for treatment & boarding are very high. Therefore we need all the support we can get from our fundraisers.
Each year we make an appeal for women to take part in the Ladies Mini Marathon in aid of the Fingal SPCA.
Why not hold your own Fundraising Event? Hold a coffee morning or a table quiz for the Fingal SPCA? Such events are great fun and any amount you raise, big or small, will be greatly appreciated and go directly to helping animals in need.
Voluntary donations and fundraising are our main source of income so if you have expertise or are just willing to help, please do get in touch, tel 089 461 2537.
All support for any of our fundraising efforts are very welcome.
We’re not just looking for monetary donations although it is always welcome. If you can donate some food or kitty litter we would be very grateful. Consider buying a tin or pack of cat food each week and when you have a number of them, call us and we will collect from you.