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...


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3 weeks ago

😻😻😻KITTENS FOR ADOPTION😻😻😻These babies are ready to leave the maternity unit and find loving homes.More info under each photoHome check and adoption fee apply ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

UPDATE OWNER FOUND. KITTENS ARE SAFE IN A LOVING FOSTER HOME TONIGHT.These two lovely kittens were dropped in at a vets in Ennis today. The boy has a clipped ear (often done after neutering).They are very friendly and may be someone's pets.CAW are completelty full, we have never had so many calls for help with cats and kittens. We are involved with neutering a number of large colonies that have gotten out of control. For a small rescue we are stretched to our limit. Please share. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

SORTEDUrgent: Foster home needed for two 12 week old friendly kittens. 🙏🙏🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Hi, dog on the Corbally Road, going towards Westbury, can you please share on your page? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

CAW dog Rogan and his brother Cody had a super important job last week when they were Dogs of Honour at the wedding of Mum and Dad Linda and Shane. Rogan was adopted by Linda in 2020 and himself and Cody are best buddies.Thank you Linda for sending us the fab photo and congrats on tying the knot❤️❤️❤️ ... 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.