Clare Animal Welfare

Dog Rescue Charity

Finding new homes full of love for neglected, abused and abandoned animals

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Clare Animal Welfare is a non-profit, charity organisation registered in Ireland.

We actively search for permanent, quality homes for our animals through advertisements in local newspapers, veterinary clinics, pet shops, and special events that provide exposure.

We actively support, encourage and promote neutering of pet dogs as an ethical solution to the over-population and killing of dogs in Ireland. We also wish to improve the welfare of dogs through general education of the public and through education programmes for children.

The CAW website and Facebook page provide current, up-to-date information about all of our dogs and our work.

Our Mission

Clare Animal Welfare's ultimate goal is for all dogs to have permanent, loving homes.

We wish to help create a world where no healthy, good-natured dogs are killed merely because they are considered to be surplus to requirement.





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All available animals for fostering and adoption are visible here on our website as it is constantly updated. Take a moment and your new best friend might just catch your eye...


Our latest social media posts

7 hours ago

Bláithin💔Hardly out of puppyhood and Bláithin has known nothing but pain and fear in her life. 😢 She was found recently in a garden, cold, wet and starving. Bleeding from sores all over her thin, malnourished body. Thankfully she picked the garden of an animal lover who kept her safe overnight and transported her to our vet. She was diagnosed with severe mange and secondary infections. Her age is estimated to be 7-9 months old. Her body score was put at 3 out of 10 by the vet😡. She is now in foster care and eating six small meals a day. She has been treated for mange and has put on a couple of kilos in weight.Lurchers are bred indiscriminately and treated horrendously. They are found starved, with broken limbs, terrified and without any microchips. The rescues are overflowing with these gentle, sensitive souls. The treatment for mange is not expensive and do much of this suffering could be avoided.Bláithin has a long road to recovery but she will only get the best from now on. More updates to follow….. ... See MoreSee Less
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12 hours ago

NEWMARKET ON FERGUS UPDATEThe little dog has not been caught yet. The best chance is if he goes into a garden where he can be enclosed. Please keep the post updated as to his location. ... See MoreSee Less
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13 hours ago

***FOSTER HOMES SORTED****URGENT***10 two day old puppies were found in a box on Fr. Russell Rd, Limerick this morning. No sign of the Mum but an earlier caller to the vet said there was a stray Mum and puppies near that location. We are urgently looking for the poor bitch who must be very confused. Fosterers also needed for bottle feeding every two hours or lactating bitches who might take on a couple of these poor pups.If you can help please send us a message. ... See MoreSee Less
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20 hours ago

***NEWMARKET ON FERGUS UPDATE***The little dog has not been caught. A very kind local lady is gaining his trust and managed to touch him yesterday. Unfortunately when people arrived on the scene he ran away.We respectfully request not to approach the dog or give him food. He will be caught quicker if he’s hungry. Do not try to catch him. If you see someone near him do not approach. He’s been out long enough now and we hope today is the day🤞🤞 ... See MoreSee Less
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❤️GOBNAIT❤️***Blind Cat for Adoption***Sweet little Gobnait was found drenched in a garden in Ennis. Sadly little Gobnait is blind. She is a little sweetheart and we hope some kind person will give her a lovely home.Gobnait is an elderly cat, maybe about 10 years old.If you are interested in adopting Gobnait please fill in the attached ... See MoreSee Less
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Donations are so imperative to us at Clare Animal Welfare as we are a non-profit, charity organisation.

We can only help animals as long as we receive donations. We appreciate each and every person or business who has donated to our cause so far.

You have helped abandoned, sometimes abused animals to get re-homed into homes full of love and care.

Every and any donation or sponsorship is welcome. Simply donate here or contact us.