I am not joking when I say that we only got ONE glorious day of summer here in Ireland this year! We decided to make the most of it and went for a drive in the beautiful Irish countryside. Mr Fluffytufts took me for lunch in The Merry Ploughboy, a lovely pub perched high up the Dublin Mountains. The pub is situated very close to the DSPCA shelter, so we thought we’d pop in and see the animals.
The DSPCA is Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisation. They do amazing work rescuing and caring for animals of many types (both domestic and wild). A lot of the animals in the shelter have been seized as a result of cruelty, injury or neglect. Once at the shelter, they are taken care of and rehomed/released into the wild, where possible. The DSPCA also work to educate and inform pet owners, and run a mobile clinic for people who cannot afford to bring their pets to the vet.
We enjoyed meeting some of the animals at the shelter. One of the animals below now lives with us, but more on that in a future post!