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 Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Welcome to Cottage Rescue

Cottage Rescue is a Small Animal Rescue based in Co Tipperary and was founded by Hannah Fitzgerald, the rescue prides itself on being a Safe Haven for any animal that needs help in finding its new 'forever' home. We opened our hearts and our home on the 14th of March, 2006 and Cottage Rescue was born.


Hannah has a vast past experience in Animal Welfare & Rescue, she gave many years working with her local SPCA group and has also done Cruelty Checks for the ISPCA and she got her love & respect of animals from both her parents and has rescued animals since she was a teenager and even though she has not been well in recent years she still continues in rescue.

Cottage Rescue is an independent voluntary organization totally dependent on the goodwill and the generosity of the public.

You can read more about the rescue HERE and see some pics.

Check out the latest cruelty case Here.

Updated March 30th 2014

Abandoned Greyhound.

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   A heart of gold to accept those creatures that don't measure up as "perfect" in the eyes of the rest of the world.

The people skills of a salesperson. . . to convince those that are looking for perfection that they will find it in a rescue dog if they are willing to look a little deeper.

A heart of steel to be able to say no when there just isn't any more room for just one more dog.

The knowledge that you can't save them all.

The ability to smile and speak rationally when the 10th person for the day says "I don't want this stupid dog anymore. . . Take him or I’m gonna shoot him."

Some medical knowledge. . . or your rescue vet bill will be bigger than the national debt.

The fine art of fund raising. . . so your vet bill can be reduced to just under the size of the national debt.

Patience for: breeders who don't care, won't help, turn their backs and say it's not their problem.

Patience for: dogs that were incorrectly placed and come to rescue with so much excess baggage that you think they will never be adoptable.

Patience for: owners who want a quick fix.

Patience for: a world that no longer looks at life as a gift and the lives that we create as breeders as nothing short of miracles.

A sense of humour. . . because sometimes a smile on your face is the only way to hide the agony and turmoil in your heart.

A husband with housekeeping skills that are so outstanding that they could be highlighted in Good Housekeeping Magazine. . .

so you can devote your time to all the rescues and be secure in the knowledge that the local Board of Health will not condemn your house.

Personal dogs that will tolerate the never ending stream of four legged orphans, waifs and street urchins that will start arriving the moment you say. . . "I have room."

Children that like being the "token" child to socialize every dog that comes thru the door. . . being able to say "good with kids" is a real selling point.

Magician skills so you can change anything that comes thru the door, from black tri male to long tail and brown eyes, into blue merle female, good with kids, housebroke, crate trained and obedience trained.

The ability to face the paperwork head-on and deal with it. . . or someone you can send it to and say. . . "Here, do something with this mess!"

Grooming skills for those ugly ducklings waiting for their chance to be a swan. . . with a little help from you.

The following Link will give you an idea as to the calls we get on a weekly basis, people come up with all sorts of excuses to get rid of their animals and I am sure we could come up with lots more!

We also give educational talks on animal welfare and

care of pets in schools and clubs etc in Tipperary.

Please contact Hannah: 087 970 1919

Dogs for homing are always updated on face book

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Dogs needing homes