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New Arrival -
Klaws Mugs 

Now you can pick up your KLAWS mugs enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea break. They are designed using our brand new branding and logo. All proceeds go towards the care of the animals in KLAWS care. ​

They are available in the shop section of this site and in the KLAWS Shop located in Kenmare town. 


This is why we do what we do


This poor dog was found straing near the bridge in Kenmare. He was handed into All Creatures Vet Centre Kenmare. He is emaciated and he coat was so badly matted that his legs were attached to his belly. 

He was clipped free from his matts and as you can see his skin is very sore underneath. His skin has been treated and he has a body suit to keep him warm. Despite all of this his tail is still wagging! He is safe now and will be well looked after. 

This is just another example of why we do what we do. All our dogs and cats in our care need our help and your donations means that we can give them that help!


Likw many other rescues we are bursting at the seems at the moment but we will always do our absolute best for the animals that need our help. If you would like to help towards his vet care and the care of the others that need our help right now you can click the donate button below. Thank you so much without you we simply would not be able to do what we do. 

Looking for Heroes to work behind the scenes at KLAWS 

"This month we are looking for volunteer heroes working behind the scenes…creating, writing, organising. All to make sure the stories and photos of our gorgeous rescue animals are seen by as many as people as possible. They’re also helping us keep track of the many animals being rescued, treated, fostered and adopted, and making sure things run smoothly.

Does this sound like something you could help us with? We are a small charity but we’re growing every day and would love some more help with these ‘backroom’ operations. Our communications group is small and friendly so you’d be part of a team, working together to bring about the best possible outcome for every abandoned pup and kit.

We’d love to hear from you if you:
Are full of ideas for social media content or
like writing articles about animals (especially cats and dogs) or
have a flair for organisation and can help us with administration or
enjoy organising events.

Perhaps you’re looking to update your skills or want to gain some experience. Maybe you just love animals and want to help. A few hours a week would be ideal for social media or administration. The other roles are very flexible and you’d have no trouble fitting in your volunteering around other commitments.

KLAWS Shop Kenmare

Our KLAWS shop is in desperate need of some help at the moment. We need volunteers to help with the day to day running of the shop. The shop is a vital part of earning much needed funds to help the animals in KLAWS care. It is also a very important part of the Kenmare town and community. 

If you think you have the time to be able to help us out please contact via this website, social media or calling into the shop. 

Thank you in advance!

Opening Hours

Mon - Sat ~ 11am - 5pm 

KLAWS Shop is located in the Supervalu Shopping centre in Kenmare town

Why two might be better than one!

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June Cat Neutering Scheme is back

If you want your cat to be able to leave your house then getting them neutered is the best plan for them. Did you know that a single cat can reproduce resulting in almost 12,000 kittens over five years? Did you know that a female cat can get pregnant at just four months? If you don't want the responsibility of rearing, minding and finding homes for lots of kittens then neutering is the way to go. 

KLAWS in conjunction with O'Leary Collins Vets in Cahersiveen and All Creatures Vet Centre in Kenmare are offering subsidised neutering during the month of June. 

Each cat brought in for neutering will only cost you €20.

Please book directly with them - O'Leary Collins - 066 9473033 - All Creatures Vet Centre - 064 6642695


As anyone who has cats knows – two cats are better than one!

Two cats are better than one because they will keep each other company and that will help to keep both you and them sane. You won’t have to worry when you have to leave them for a weekend or so – two cats will keep each other from being bored and therefore doing silly, destructive stuff around the house. Yes, they will entertain each other, and you will be doubly entertained, too. Cuddles will be doubled; purring will sometimes seem like a competition with only winners around. And yes, you will have to get two wormers and two vaccinations regularly, and they will be eating for two. But the love they will give you will also be twofold, only it will feel more like a thousandfold!