Read about Cottage Rescue and what we do!

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.

Cottage Rescue is an independent voluntary organization totally dependent on the goodwill and the generosity of YOU the public and we are very thankful for that here in the rescue.

The aim of Cottage Rescue is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the promotion of animal welfare and the rescue and re-homing of unwanted or stray domestic animals. We work closely with the public through education and we help the public to rehome their dogs and cats and any other animal they may have. We work closely with the local Garda, Vets and our local Dog Wardens and also with the Media which makes our work with animal welfare much easier.

Cottage Rescue works in a home environment with specially built kennels and runs. Dogs are also brought into our homes to be properly assessed so that they can be re-homed more successfully.  We work closely with our adopters by doing home-checks to find out just what they are looking for in their new animal. We are then able to match the new adopter with the animal that will best suits their home and family life. A small adoption fee is required to help cover the costs of vaccinations and veterinary treatment the animal has received before going into its new home.

Cottage Rescue deals with animal neglect and cruelty. We investigate reports of cruelty to animals and where necessary we bring in Vets and the Guards in order to bring charges against the owner.

We often take in dogs and horses from desperate situations and they require extensive medical care before they can be rehomed.

You might be curious about where the donations to Cottage Rescue are spent?

All donations of money received go directly into a Bank Account set up for Cottage Rescue. The money is then spent on veterinary bills which include vaccinations, microchipping, worm doses, neutering/spaying, flea treatments and any other care that the animals coming in may need, we also purchase dog food, horse feed and bedding for the animals. The bills for the Rescue are never-ending and we are always very grateful for any donations no matter how small.

Anyone interested in rehoming our animals or needing information can contact us as we are always happy to answer any questions. Please do understand that the Rescue is run by only volunteers and we are often kept busy dealing with the animals in the rescue that it is impossible to answer the phone each time it rings and that we can only return emergency calls, we do our best to keep up with the phone calls but sometimes we might be in the middle of caring for the animals or transporting when a phone call arrives. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated when calling.

There are many ways to help Cottage Rescue, you can foster and also help by making donations of food, or other animal related items. Of course donations of money always help for the continuous care of the animals we take in. We can also post out forms to set up standing orders for those wishing to make a monthly donation to us with the animals in Cottage Rescue's care.

Please contact Hannah on: 087 970 1919

Here are some pics of our rescue.

Double isolation unit

The Water Bowl

A man and his dog were walking along a road and the man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead, then he remembered dying and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years and he wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road, it looked like fine marble.

At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveller asked.

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."

"How about my friend here?" the traveller gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

"What do you call this place?" the traveller asked.

"This is Heaven," he answered.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveller said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."

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A close up of some the Runs for the dogs with day time kennels

Some of the kennels

2 puppy runs backing onto each other

4 runs on the right side