There are so many animals all over Ireland living in rescues. If you are considering adding a pet to your family we would always encourage you to contact your local rescue first. If you are living in, or close to, Kildare then you might want to know which are the Best Rescues in Kildare.
In this article, we look at a few of the rescues in Kildare and outline how you can help them – whether that’s by adopting, donating, volunteering or sponsoring.
#1. KWWSPCA, Oldtown, Athgarvan, Newbridge, Co Kildare
The Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were established in 1940 to prevent animal cruelty and neglect and is affiliated to ISPCA. It’s location between Athgarvan and Twomilehouse, Co Kildare and is open for visitors Mon- Sat 2-4pm and is closed on Sunday.
Noah’s Ark is the KWWSPCA Charity Shop and can be found at 11 The Tarmel Centre, Cutlery Road, Newbridge. You can visit the shop Mon-Sat 10 to 5 pm where you can buy a range of clothes, books, toys etc.
Second Chance is another KWWSPCA Charity Shop in Main Street, Monasterevin. This is open from Tues-Friday 10-5pm and sells a similar range of second-hand goods.
How Can You Help The KWWSPCA?
Adopting a pet from the KWWSPCA is extremely rewarding and there are always lots of animals waiting for their forever home.
If you are not in a position to adopt, then there are lots of other ways you can help them.
Drive For 5 – The campaign to encourage people to donate 5 euro a month.
Become A Friend by donating annually
• Individual Friendship – €60 per year
• Junior Friendship – €20 per year
• Family Friendship – €100 per year
• Business Friendship – €250 per year
Volunteer or Become a Foster.
Read more about becoming a foster with the KWWSPCA
Visit the KWWSPCA at the following website >www.kwwspca.ie
#2. Kildare Animal Foundation
The Kildare Animal Foundation was founded in 1994 in Kildare by a number of volunteers, including Geraldine O’Hanlon. They care for around 100 animals and offer shelter for both sick and mistreated animals. The shelter is open from 2-4pm each day where you can adopt the cats and dogs that are in their care and ready to be rehomed.
How Can You Help The Kildare Animal Foundation?
There are lots of animals available for adoption on the Kildare Animal Foundation website.
Visit for more details > www.animalfoundation.ie/pet
There is also information about factors to consider before you adopt and how you can contact them to find out more.
There are several ways you can donate financially to the Kildare Animal Foundation via their website.
If you are not in a position to give money they are always looking for the following for the animals in the shelter.
• Newspapers / Blankets / Towels
• Black bags, Bleach and Disinfectant
• Pet toys
• Dry dog food
Read more about donating > http://animalfoundation.ie/get-involved/donate
The shelter is always looking for volunteers to help with the following. You must be aged 18+ to volunteer and there is an application on their website that you can fill in to apply.
• Dog walking at the shelter.
• Events (Open Day, Dog Shows, etc.)
• Fostering animals.
• Animal Care & Field Work
• Transport of injured animals
• Deliveries & collections
• Flag day and Supermarket collections
Register to volunteer > http://animalfoundation.ie/get-involved/volunteer
#3. Little Hill Animal Rescue, Naas, Kildare
Little Hill Animal Rescue was started as a sanctuary for neglected horses. As the rescue took in more horses they grew in size and now have several cats, dogs, and birds, with over 100 ex-battery hens.
How can you help the LHAR?
As with all rescues, there are lots of animals available for adoption at LHAR.
The website is updated regularly with animals that need rehoming.
Visit > http://littlehillanimalrescue.ie
Some of the animals that come to LHAR might not be suitable for rehoming and so the public now has the opportunity to sponsor them while they live at the rescue.
This isn’t just dogs you can also sponsor a baby duck!
You can now volunteer at the rescue for a minimum period of 4 weeks. You must be over 18 and the positions are live in. You also need to provide your own insurance.