*Looking to Send a Birthday Gift?*

Order a personalised sponsorship gift cert, sent by email and only costing 30 euros. All details are here – Sponsoring A Cat | Catsaid


Order a fab gift pack, 49 euros plus 9 euros postage, details below.

Why not treat yourself or a Cat loving friend to a beautiful Cat themed goodie sponsorship pack as a gift at any time of the year.

By making this purchase you will be helping Cats Aid with some much needed funds to enable us continue the vital work of rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing sick and needy cats and kittens.

Each pack contains the following –

*1 x knitted sock
*2 hand knitted items – a big cat and 2 knitted mice
*A personalized certification of sponsorship
*A beautiful re-usable cat gift bag
*Feather wand toy
*Cat treats
*Cat nip
*Kitten toys

(Some of the contents may vary from the photograph)

Cost is only €49 per pack plus postage of 9 euros to send the pack in a gift box via An Post, see the picture below.

Payment is easy via Paypal using a credit card. Please email catsaid@gmail.com for details.

Thanking everyone for their ongoing support.

From All The Kitties!

Ways to get involved with Cats Aid!

Cats’ Aid urgently needs new volunteers to assist in our work.

We have reached a crisis situation and if we don’t get some help we may have to cease operations, which would be a shame after thirty years of helping countless hundreds of cats and kittens.

We need help mainly in the following areas: –

Our telephone Helpline.    This involves dealing with requests for help with TNR etc. and enquries about homing cats. We need people to take over 1 or 2 days per week to start with.  A good telephone manner, patience and tact are needed.

House visits.    We always like to visit prospective adopters in their homes, to meet them and to see where the cat would be living. Help with this is needed especially in the inner city and north side.

Emails.             This involves responding to email inquiries, passing on queries, etc.

Foster Carers    Temporary homes are urgently needed for our kittens and cats.

Transport          Bringing cats to and from vets and homes. Delivering traps, etc.

Fundraising      People to organize fund-raisers and new ideas for fund raising needed.

If you can help us in any way, please either add your name and contact details to this page and hand it to one of our Core Group, or leave a message on our Helpline on 01 2751665 or email catsaid@gmail.com. Please spread the word; we can’t continue without your help.

Thank you for taking the time to read this appeal.

Foster Families Are Always Needed!

Foster families are always needed for scared and lonely cats and kittens to bring them on so they can have a happy life instead of living in fear under a hedge or shed scrounging for food and being chased away terrified. You may be just one person with a kind heart or a busy family willing to spare some time, depending on the kitty’s needs, but it makes a huge difference to them to send them on their way, well fed and confident into their new life. Can you help them for a relatively short time? If so please call 016683529 and leave a message or email: catsaid@gmail.com with your phone number also.

New Text Donate

Cats Aid are delighted to say we now have a text donate option. We are hoping this means we can reach out and help even more cats in Ireland. If you love cats and would you like to help stray cats in Ireland then please text LOVE to 50300 to donate €4 to Cats Aid. Every cent we receive goes towards helping unwanted and abandoned cats. We do not take a salary.

Without the generous support of our followers we could not continue.


Thank you.

The Team at Cats Aid.



Coppers for the Kitties!

Coppers for the kitties!!

Anyone out there with lots of loose coppers thrown in a jar that you don’t want? We have a home for them!

We would love if you could donate them to us to help the kitties.

All you have to do is bring them along to either of the following this weekend –

Next Friday 30th and Saturday 1st we are bag packing in Supervalu, Malahide then also on the Saturday we have our Autumn Fair in Raheny. (All Saints Church of Ireland Rectory Hall, beside Watermill Rd., oppposite Supervalu and near Raheny Dart Station.)

We will count them, bag them and use them wisely.

Thank you for your support 🙂



Catsaid – Important Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE   In light of the recent controversy about Charities, Cats’ Aid would like to once again reassure our supporters that all donations received go directly to benefit the cats in our care. We are an entirely voluntary group with no paid staff. We don’t have premises and our adminsitration costs are kept to an absolute minimum. Our accounts are independently audited each year and are available for inspection. We are very grateful for your on-going support; please continue to help us to help the cats. Thank you.

Homes Wanted


Cats’ Aid has a number of cats in our care at present that are nervous and timid. We are looking for experienced people to foster them on a temporary basis or to offer them permanent homes. These cats probably wouldn’t suit busy family homes with young children and it would be preferable that the cats wouldn’t be left alone all day.


If you think that you fit this ‘profile’ please phone our Helpline 6683529 and leave a message on our voice mail or email catsaid@gmail.com.

In either case please give your location and an evening phone  number.

Thank you!

Simon Coveney TD Launches Irish Pet Advertising Advisory Group Minimum Standards

Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD launches Irish Pet Advertising Advisory Group (IPAAG) Minimum Standards for online classified advertising websites.

On 15th April 2015 leading Irish animal welfare organisations, representatives from the veterinary profession and websites advertising pets for sale launched the ground breaking and progressive IPAAG Minimum Standards at the Mansion House, Dublin. This major initiative will improve the welfare of the thousands of pets advertised online on a weekly basis.

IPAAG introduced a set of minimum standards for websites to ensure that the welfare of animals sold online is protected and that any illegal activity is identified and investigated. In addition to providing standards for the online advertising of animals for sale, IPAAG will also provide an opportunity for the buyer to be educated on what criteria to use to identify a responsible breeder. Online websites that comply with the standards will provide links to www.ipaag.ie,which will include information for the safe purchase of healthy dogs, cats, equines and exotic animals.

You can find out more about the work of the IPAAG at http://ipaag.ie


An Appeal from our Treasurer

It has always been the policy of Cats’ Aid to issue receipts for all moneys received and the treasurer endeavours to do this to the best of her ability.

For some time now various amounts are being transferred to our account, online, the description for these items are very vague, “monthly Donation” and” 365 donation” would be an example of what appears on the Bank statement. Needless to say the Bank are not very helpful in helping us to identify these transactions.

The reason for this appeal is to ask anyone who is making a regular donation directly to our bank account, if they have not received a receipt to let us know. Annual receipts are issued for the regular monthly donors, these are usually included with the newsletter in the early part of the year, If you are a regular donor and have not received a receipt please let us know. Please also let us have your postal address or email address to facilitate this distribution.

Sending communications by email is being investigated so that we can save on postage thereby helping us to make sure that all available funds are directed towards the care of the cats that come into our care.

Don’t worry, if you do not have an email address we will continue to send you regular updates by post.

Thank you for your cooperation. E.P. 

Foster Homes Urgently Required!!!!



We urgently require foster carers for a large number of cats and kittens in our care at present.

A loving foster home works wonders for cats and kittens who have experienced abandonment and hard times and it prepares them for their new home. – All animals are health checked and Cats’ Aid takes responsibility for all medical expenses. – Advice and backup is always on hand.

Phone (01) 668 3529, please leave your number and location.

Thank you.