In Memory of Nell

6th Jun 2023
The gorgeous Nell sadly crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Friday. Nell, you may remember came into our care in December 2021, in a shocking state. She was found straying, her ears were so badly matted they were dragging the ground, her little body was covered in mange, she had mammary tumours, her eyes were […]

HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED with real animal rescue

9th Apr 2021
If we were to ask for help with cuddling puppies and kittens in our shelter (which we haven’t got), we would be inundated with replies — but what we do need is help with the unglamorous side of rescue. As well as rehoming abandoned animals, our main aim is to reduce the number of unwanted […]

Cat neutering scheme

31st Jan 2021
For the month of February, we are running a subsidised cat neutering scheme. We were overrun with kittens last year and this is primarily due to people taking on small kittens and losing interest as they get older and neglecting to neuter them. Kittens can be neutered from 4 months onwards, as advised by the […]


Love at first sight — An update on Chester

14th Sep 2020
Over 5 years ago, this lovely dog Chester came into our care in the most appalling state. He came from the Myshall puppy farm, so you know the condition he was in, without us going into details. Five years ago, we thought we had found his forever home, but a few weeks ago his owner […]

Hiccup and Bigfoot

13th Sep 2020
There’s so many bittersweet moments in fostering and today was one of them for one of our fosterers. While Monika was trapping a colony for neutering, she came upon these two 10 day old kittens crawling around in the mud, Their mother, only a kitten herself, had little interest in them. The only chance of […]

Thank you Petmania

11th Sep 2020
THANK YOU to Petmania Ireland for this fabulous donation of cat and dog food. We are stretched beyond our limits at the moment, so this food is really appreciated.

Food appeal, Mountmellick

5th Mar 2020
On Friday 13th March we will be holding a Food Appeal at Supervalu Mountmellick. If there is anybody in the area that would be able to lend a hand by giving up an hour or two of their time, we would really appreciate it.

Thank you, Glosna House

6th Feb 2020
Thanks so much to clients of Glosna House, Wolfhill for the great donation of pet food. Much obliged to Marie for organising a donation point in her centre. This load is greatly appreciated

Worlds and Music Class

Thank you, Worlds and Music Class

6th Feb 2020
Huge THANK YOU to the members of the Words and Music Class, Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre along with their tutor Denise Dunne, who kindly donated the proceeds of their recent Christmas Card Sale and Carol Singing collection to Laois SPCA. Lovely meeting and chatting to you all this morning. Jesse says Thank You […]

Pepper & Ginger’s story

28th Dec 2019
These two lovely dogs were surrendered into our care, and this is their story. “Hi we’re brothers, Pepper and Ginger, and we are devastated. You see, our wonderful owner — who adored us for 13 years —passed away suddenly, and no one in her family could take us. Only for the Laois SPCA made room […]


Thank You LOETB

2nd Dec 2019
THANK YOU to the ladies of LOETB, Adult Education, Tower Hill. Portlaoise, who recently rang a raffle and raised €120.00, which they donated to Laois SPCA. Lovely meeting you all this morning and Jesse says “thank you ” for the lovely biscuits. A very Happy Christmas and New Year to you all.


Willie’s Story

27th Sep 2019
This poor little man was picked up in a housing state all skin and bone, with a ruptured and badly infected eye.

AGM 2019

26th Sep 2019
The Laois SPCA will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday the 1st of October at 8 p.m. in O’Loughlins Hotel, Main Street, Portlaoise. We would love to see all of our members there, but if anyone else is interested in the work that we do, and would be interesting in helping, you are […]

RIP Little Kitty

8th Sep 2019
We were called out to this little kitten on Friday. She had turned up at a gentleman’s house and was staying outside his door. One of our volunteers went out and soon realised everything wasn’t right with her. She was taken to Erkina Vets. Her breathing was very labored and she was going to the […]

Thank you, Glosna House

8th Sep 2019
A big thanks to Marie, Staff and Clients at Glosna House for the donation of pet food. It is so much appreciated.

Bucket collection, Portlaoise

20th Aug 2019
THE LAOIS SPCA WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SO KINDLY SUPPORTED OUR BUCKET COLLECTION IN PORTLAOISE ON SATURDAY 17/8.With nearly 100 kittens in our care, all to be vaccinated, wormed and neutered before rehoming, it is a very expensive time for us so your support is greatly appreciated.

Lacey’s story

29th Jun 2019
Hi, I’m the mother of the 5 kittens that were found during the week in Mountrath. I’m only about 8 months old myself and haven’t had a great life up till now. Believe it or not, I was once a cute little kitten that everyone loved to cuddle, but — once the tom cats came […]

Invisible Cats

21st Jun 2019
A big shout out to Colm, a Portlaoise postman, who rang in about this very sick cat. He had noticed it on his rounds in The Garden Village yesterday and thought it didn’t look well. However, on his rounds today it was still hanging around and looked considerably worse. He rang Vet-care, who rang us. […]

Kitten Food Appeal

20th Jun 2019
The kittens are still flooding in… All of these kittens are a long way off rehoming. They need veterinary attention and weeks of building up in preparation for vaccinations and neutering. During this time we go through an unbelievable amount of kitten food. If you can help by donating a box or two, it would […]


New Home Urgently Wanted

8th Apr 2019
Through no fault of their own this lovely pair are looking for a new home. We have been asked to remove them from a shopping mall in Portlaoise.