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

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CAW dogs Tilly and Figo along with CAW peeps Ciara, Stiofan and Sheelagh were interviewed for Clare FM this morning talking all things animal rescue.Listen in to Alan Morrissey on Morning Focus, tomorrow Wednesday! ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE: FOUNDMISSING MEELICK/ CRATLOE AREAHi can you guys help me my dads dog is gone missing he escaped today in the woodcock hill meelick/cratloe area he is 6 months old and a muched loved boy he had a brown leather collar on thank you ... See MoreSee Less
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JUDY❤️This post is about Judy but it could be about numerous dogs in our county and while her story has a happy ending there are many, many dogs in Clare who live and die in neglect and will never be saved.Judy is an elderly German Shepherd who lived her life chained to the plastic box in the photos. She was on a derelict property and fed every few days. She was never off the chain and the yard was littered with faeces. Rats came to eat from her food bowl.Thankfully, we were able to rescue Judy but only because of a very kind person who was watching out for her. Due to circumstances we cannot put in detail how she was saved but it truly was down to local people not accepting the way she was treated.Judy has been adopted by Gráinne and is now living her best life. She is loved and treasured as a family member. The photos bring us great joy and relief. We need a WELFARE OFFICER in Co Clare. Our representations to the appropriate bodies are falling on deaf ears. We will not give up fighting for this basic right for animals in this county. The suffering we see and our inability to help in many cased due to a lack of a Welfare Officer is distressing and infuriating.Many thanks to all of our followers for your support.*Video of Judy in her new home in comments ... See MoreSee Less
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KILMALEYMISSING IN KILMALEY Has anyone seen our lovely Bailey . She is missing from her home since yesterday (Sat 24th July). Would never normally run off , very placid. Please make contact if you see her, or know of someone that might know where she is 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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MISSING TULLA ROAD, ENNISFrom Gort na mBlath.Please share, his owner is very worried. ... 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.