Welcome to the Cork Animal Care Society. Charity Reg. CHY14199
The Animal Care Society (Cork), a registered charity, was formed in October 2000.
The aim of the Animal Care Society is stated in its name, to try and provide care to animals in Cork City and County that need our help, as far as our funds and facilities allow us to do so. We are almost entirely made up of volunteers who
give their time and effort to help animals.
Through our network of dedicated dog, cat and wildlife fosterers we have rehomed over 8000 animals since our foundation. We also operate a help line service dealing with animal welfare matters.
For 2014 our vets bills are estimated to reach 40000 euro, courtesy of our veterinary guided non-euthanasia policy. We need your support to continue our vital work. Our sanctuary currently has over 160 animals in residence and we desperately need your help.
Please support us by clicking on the donate online now button.
We accept major credit cards and Laser cards, as well as PayPal.
Your help will save a life.
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2015 Calendar & 2014 Christmas Cards
Our brandnew 2015 ACS calendar is now available, as well our beautiful Christmas cards. Click here to be taken directly to the store: Store
HOPE FOR THEM? MINISTER SIMON COVENEY TO INTRODUCE MANDATORY DOG MICRO CHIPPING.
Maybe, just maybe are we going to get somewhere ? The minister for agriculture, under whose remit the animal welfare legislation falls, has announced that he will introduce MANDATORY micro chipping for ALL dogs. We are almost afraid to believe this.
We will await further clarification on this and keep you posted. Maybe, just maybe it will help in hemming in the endless stream of unwanted dogs and puppies. Were this to be combined with draconian fines for not complying with the law, maybe, just maybe we are going to see an improvement in the endless misery which irresponsible owners and breeders are inflicting on the dogs of this country.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORK ACS
The ACS is now 14 years old. Thousands of animals have been saved by its hard working and dedicated volunteers. Lots of education sessions have been given in schools and colleges and countless letters and appeals have been made to the government, asking for better and humane animal welfare legislation. Thousands upon thousands of phone calls have been answered and lots of emails with help and support to individuals were sent. From the humble beginning in the Kingsley park Hotel where our founding meeting was held to now running a sanctuary with over 160 animals being cared for.
We pay tribute to YOU, our supporters, who made it all happen. We express our appreciation to Brian Bermingham, of the Cork council who baptised us. It was Brian who coined the name, the Animal Care Society. Brian, we have lived up to what you wanted us to be, and become. A thank you to Felicia Cross and Marian Caulfield, who co-founded the ACS. Finer people will be hard to find. Felicia went back to the USA in 2001 and now runs the largest cat welfare organisation in the USA. See: www.forgottencats.org Marion went to become a fulltime Mum but both ladies never forgot their ACS roots. We thank them both. But the biggest Thank You goes to ALL OF YOU, our supporters. Your moral and financial help made this organisation worthy of its credo: Their Lives...Our Passion. Please be proud of what you have made happen and the lives your help has saved.
FINN McCOOL, THE MAGIC LEPRECHAUN CAT
Looking for that special Christmas present? Why not order a copy of our wonderful Finn McCool book? It is sure to delight all that receive it. To order just visit our online shop on this website. The book contains a special Christmas story to delight the children (and adults).
This beautiful book is locally printed by Aidan O'Mahony of Omah Printing in Wilton, Cork. Sale proceeds of every single copy sold will go in support of the charities Finn supports so your money will directly and exclusively benefit the work done by Finnís nominated animal welfare charities. All books are shipped in a protective jiffy bag.