Our vision is to help create a world where every cat is cared for.
We are a not-for-profit cat rescue (registered charity no 20105297), based in Dublin’s north inner city. Our mission is to help homeless, stray and feral cats and kittens through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR), rescue, fostering and rehoming programmes in conjunction with our educational and advocacy work.
Since forming as a group of unpaid volunteers in August 2014, we have TNR’d over 1,000 feral cats and we have rescued, tamed and found loving forever homes for over 1,000 kittens. We have provided veterinary treatment for many more and we have rehomed a number of domestic cats who have been surrendered to us by their humans for a variety of reasons.
Local vets tell us they have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of homeless cats and unwanted kittens in the area since we started our work.
Our Goals and Objectives are to:-
• manage the homeless cat population in a humane and effective way through our TNR work
• tame, socialise and care for rescued cats and kittens, and find them secure, loving, forever homes which have been vetted by experienced PCR volunteers
• provide information and educate the public about the welfare and care of both domestic and community cats
• support existing and potential cat owners by providing information and advice on a range of cat behavioural issues
• follow best practice in animal rescue and to train volunteers to assist our cat welfare and rescue work
• advocate for better animal welfare legislation, especially for cats, and for enforcement of existing legislation
• set up fostering programmes with vulnerable groups (the elderly, young people in care, individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, individuals with mental ill health, offenders
• demonstrate that by caring for cats we learn to care better for ourselves
• promote that all life should be treated with respect, compassion and empathy
• be open and transparent in the work we do
We run cat welfare awareness events in various pet stores across Dublin. We also run regular low cost microchipping days as part of our responsible pet ownership initiative, educational outreach projects, and we are active advocates on behalf of cat welfare in Ireland. In addition, we provide help, advice, and support about cats to many people via our Facebook page and website.
We are all unpaid volunteers and we rely on public donations and our own fundraising efforts to fund our rescue and educational work.
Check out their website on: https://www.phibsborocatrescue.ie