Author Archives: Community Cats Network

Bagpacking – Supervalu Mitchelstown – 9/05/2019

Community Cats Network are having their annual bagpacking day in Farrell’s Supervalu in Mitchelstown on May 9th.

We are looking for volunteers to help out for an hour or two. please text 089 4686055 if you can help; thanks!

All proceeds will go to neutering stray and feral cats in the town. Please support!


Online Auction at The Cat Purrse – April 2019

This month at The Cat Purrse, we are having an auction to raise funds for TNR in East Cork and West Waterford, where we have been doing ongoing work for the past few years.

The auction will start on April 4th at 6pm and close on April 15thl at 9pm sharp. Every day, we will be adding new items for your to bid on. To bid, simply comment under the photo. There are many jewellery pieces, as well as craft items and art, but also toiletry sets, bags, toys, etc, so check it out and share with your friends!

Note that all items will be posted and that postage will be at your own charge. All items must be paid by the end of the month.

Auction taster

CCN’s 7th Birthday Raffle – April 2019

On April 27th, Community Cats Network will celebrate their 7th birthday. 7 years in existence and over 6,000 cats helped no mean feast!

To mark the occasion and to thank you for your support, we will have some fun competitions on our Facebook page from April 20th to 28th.

You can also help us to celebrate and raise funds to help more cats by supporting our birthday appeal. Tickets for the raffle are €2 each, €5 for 3 or €10 for 8 and can be bought here.

Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize: Large Handknitted Cat
  • 2nd prize: Diptyque of two photo prints by Alan Tobin
  • 3rd prize: Cat drawing by Carol May Hardie
  • 4th prize: Cat gift bag
  • 5th prize: Crabtree & Evelyn Sensational Shower Gel Collection set
  • 6th prize: Max Benjamin candle
  • 7th prize: Bracelet
  • 8th prize: Surprise

The draw will take place on April 29th at 9pm and winners will be announced on Facebook.

Note that if collection cannot be arranged locally (East Cork), postage will be at your own charge.


Food Collection – Clonmel – 31st March 19

Raffle at The Cat Purrse – March 2019

For the month of March 2019, we are holding a raffle at The Cat Purrse in aid of Community Cats Network’s South Tipperary TNR fund. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in the Clonmel area. To take part, it couldn’t be easier, just get your tickets here and we will email you your numbers. Tickets are €2 each, €5 for 3 tickets or €10 for 8 tickets.

The more tickets you buy, the more prizes will be added! We will put up a new prize for every 25 tickets sold! To view the prizes, visit The Cat Purrse page.

The draw will take place on the 31st of March and winners will be announced on the page and contacted via email. Note that if collection cannot be arranged locally (Clonmel), handling & postage will be at your own charge.

1st Prize: Photo Shoot kindly donated by Berit Alits Photography

2nd Prize: Newgrange Tea Light Holders

3rd Prize: Crazy Cat Lady Bundle

Discounted Cat Neutering Week; 11-15 March 2019

Neutering Week 11-15 March 2019

Community Cats Network, in partnership with Midleton Veterinary Hospital, have organised a neutering week. From the 11th to the 15th of March you can avail of a special rate for the neutering of your cat: €15 for a male and €25 for a female. The offer is limited to two cats per client/household.

Cat Multiplying Chart

The idea behind the scheme is to encourage pet owners to neuter their cat or strays they may be feeding. Cats can become pregnant as young as four months old and up to three times a year. The problem of cat overpopulation is partly caused by unneutered pet cats and, sadly, there are not enough homes for all the kittens being born. Not only neutering is an effective way to control the feline population, but it also significantly improves the health of the cats and helps to reduce the spread of diseases and lethal viruses such as FIV and FeLV.

Chip or Tip

All cats neutered through this scheme will be eartipped (the tip of the left ear will be slightly cut off while under anaesthetic). This is a standard practice used with feral cats to identify the neutering status of cats without having to bring them to the vet to undergo a 2nd unnecessary surgery. However, owners can decide to have their pet cat microchipped instead, but this cost will be at their own charge. We encourage early neutering and kittens from 10 weeks old can avail of this offer.

Early Neutering

If you have a larger number of cats or cannot handle the cats, please contact Community Cats Network. This volunteer-run charity carries out a programme of Trap-Neuter-Return and assist communities to neuter stray and feral cats at a discounted rate all year round.

Availability for the Neutering Week is limited and booking is necessary. Call Midleton Veterinary Hospital on 021 4623672 to reserve.

Fun Online Bingo – February 2019

Do you like to play Bingo? Would you like to play from the comfort of your home? If so, look no further and you will be supporting a good cause too!


For the month of February, we are running an online Bingo on our fundraising Facebook page, The Cat Purrse. All proceeds will go to the neutering of stray and feral cats in West Waterford.

To take part, it’s easy. Buy your card(s) online here (€2 per card or €10 for a sheet of 6 cards). We will email you a photo of your card, which you will need to print. Follow The Cat Purrse page where every day we will be announcing the drawn numbers from the 14th of February. Don’t worry if you missed one night you can catch up the following day by checking the photo album. We will be playing for a line, 2 lines and a full house. For more information, click here.

Here are the prizes you can choose from…

if you win a line


if you win two lines


if you win a full house


Note that postage will be at your charge if collection cannot be arranged locally (East Cork area).

Happy Christmas 2018!

We would like to wish all our followers and supporters a happy and peaceful Christmas! Have a wonderful time!

Christmas/New Year Appeal Raffle 2019

As part of our Christmas/New Year appeal and in order to help us raise some much needed funds to neuter feral cats in county Cork, Community Cats Network have organised a raffle with some fantastic prizes kindly sponsored by local businesses and supporters.  The draw will take place on the 11th of January 2019 in Harty’s Pub in Cloyne.

Tickets are only €1 each or €5 for a book of 6 tickets, but by buying one, you could make a massive difference to the lives of feral cats. They can be bought online (books only), from Harty’s Pub in Cloyne, Ballycotton Post Office, Cloyne Veterinary Clinic, Midleton Veterinary Hospital or from one of our volunteers. If you would like to help us by taking some books of tickets to sell to friends, colleagues and family, please get in touch! Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative methods of payment, please email us at

Note that if collection of prize cannot be organised locally (county Cork), postage will be at your own charge.

Now, the prizes….

1st prize is a “Gourmet Trail” Voucher bundle of a value of €300. We are very grateful to the following businesses who have kindly sponsored vouchers: Diva Boutique Bakery Cafe & Deli in Ballinspittle, Pier 26 in Ballycotton, Harty’s in Cloyne, Blasta Wholefoods in Dungarvan, Bramley Lodge in Carrigtwohill, The Teerooms at Cobh Golf Club, Corbett Court in Kilworth, Praline Pastry shop and Cafe in Mitchelstown, 143 V in Lower Glanmire Rd in Cork, Hibernian Hotel in Mallow and Jam at Hanley’s in Cork.

Winner: Orla White from Cloyne

2nd prize is a portrait commission by artist Maureen Roe (Value €250)

Winner: Christy from Burncourt

3rd prize is a luxury dining gift set comprising Newgrange Living Florence candle holders, Galway Mystique bowl 10′, a pair of Galway Living Elegance Champagne flutes and a set of Yankee candles (value €150).

Winner: John Murphy from Ballyvolane, Cork

4rd prize is a Gold and Rainbow Tourmaline ring from the Genuine Gemstone Company kindly donated by one of our supporters (estimated value: €100).

Winner: Emily Hyde c/o Pauline Upper Glanmire

5th prize is a voucher for Dinner and Movie for two at the Montenotte Hotel and Cameo Cinema (Value: €70)

Winner: Bill Looby from Cahir

6th prize is an Aspect Skincare set kindly donated by a supporter (value: €70)

Winner: Eileen Doyle c/o Mags King

7th prize is an assorted pearl necklace and bracelet

Winner: Stephen Slattery from Gort, co Galway

8th prize is a set of two prints by Maureen Roe

Winner: Phil Shanahan from Thurles

9th prize is a €50 voucher from Elaine Hunt Holistic Therapist (Clonmel)

Winner: Nina Logar bought online

10th Prize is Handknitted Cat teddy kindly knitted and donated by Beryl Burgess

Winner: Una McCarthy from Cork

11th Prize is a Cat Hamper with a bag of treats and toys from Slinky’s in Mitchelstown, a scratching post and a cat bed

Winner: Tara Doocey from Dungourney

12th Prize is a framed drawing by Carol May Hardie

Winner: Dagmara Kalarus from Garryvoe

13th Prize is a bird feeder set

Winner: Kathy Buckley from Midleton

14th Prize is a fairy door hamper donated by Easons in Clonmel

Winner: Mary Murphy from ???

15th Prize is a €25 voucher from EB Nailbar in Mitchelstown

Winner: Jean Byrne from Clonmel

16th Prize is a Morlage & Yorke hand pamper gift set donated by Wilson’s Pharmacy in Ticknock, Cobh.

Winner: Eason in Clonmel c/o Maria

17th Prize is a scarf and bracelet donated by Diva Accessories in Mitchelstown

Winner: Phil Shanahan from Thurles

18th Prize is a pair of €10 vouchers donated by Lily Beauty in Bandon

Winner: Sinead Doyle from Clonmel

19th Prize is a complimentary pass for two for the Gate Cinemas.

Winner: Noel Noonan from Carrigtohill

20th Prize is a pair of passes for The Pilates Studio in Midleton

Winner: Pam Murphy from Mitchelstown

21st Prize is a KS Design Jewellery Brooch donated by Horan’s Health Store in Mitchelstown

Winner: Miss Cath c/o Em Cloyne

22nd Prize is a €15 voucher donated by 2 Shoes in Mitchelstown

Winner: Marie King from Mitchelstown

23rd Prize is a Guinness Book of Records 2018 donated by Easons in Clonmel

Winner: Aoibhinn Raethorne (unsure of spelling) from Clonmel

24th Prize is a Toy car

Winner: Aurelia Browne from Clonmel

We will also have In-House Prizes on the night (reserved to Harty’s patrons buying tickets in the pub).

In-House winners: K- Pat Wade, J- Ger Wall, I- Jay O’connell, H- Danny Liam Harty, G- Orla White, F- Orla White, E- Trish Archer, D- Pat Wade, C- Pat Wade, B- Niall Murphy and A- Carmel Harty.

We would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have sponsored this raffle, as well as Harty’s Pub for hosting the draw.  A huge thank you goes out to all the supporters who have bought a ticket and to all the volunteers who have sourced prizes and sold tickets for us.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought from one of our volunteers. They can also be bought online here (books only).   Photo of your tickets will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative methods of payment, please email us at

Thank you for your support!

Garda permit issued by superintendent J. O’Connor in Midleton; District Serial Number: 80/2018

Help us to find her owners!

This little lady was found in Ballinacurra in November. She had been recently spayed, but none of the local vets could recognise her and she was not microchipped. Local residents minded her for a while, but she then disappeared and they assumed she had made her way home.

Unfortunately, this was not the case as she resurfaced in Ballycotton after travelling in a van we assume.

She is a young white and black female, very friendly, house-trained and we are convinced someone must be missing her terribly as they went through the bother of getting her spayed.

She seems to have a tendency to get in car engines and could have come from anywhere. Please, help us to reunite her with her owners. You can share on social media the “found posts” we have on Munster Lost and Found Pet Helpline and Lost and Found Pets Ireland. You can also help by printing the above poster and place in your local shops as her owners may not have internet access (download the PDF: 18 12 Recently spayed).

Help us to get this friendly little lady home for Christmas!