Rural Animal Welfare Resources
Empowering You to Respect and Care for Animals

What We Do

RAWR is a local registered charity, based in West Cork, which aims to reduce the number and suffering of unwanted animals and to find solutions to the problem of abandoned and feral animals in our county.

Over 300,000 kittens are born in Ireland every year and of those 180,000 will die before they are 4 months old.

In 2011 almost 5600 dogs were destroyed in Irish pounds.  These statistics are a direct result of overpopulation of pet animals and human neglect, cruelty and indifference.  Microchipped dogs for instance have a much better chance to find their way home. 

RAWR supports a simple solution - reduce pet animal births and increase human responsibility.

To do this we focus on three main areas:

  • Neutering of pet animals
  • Trap Neuter Return (TNR)
  • Assisting owners to care for their own animals and promoting companion animal neutering.

In addition to our three main areas

  • RAWR provides information & resources on welfare issues to help people to help animals.
  • RAWR rescues, restores to health and releases injured and sick wildlife.
  • RAWR helps people to find homes for unwanted pets and abandoned animals