Aisling sent this in.....
The local volunteer organisation I have researched is PAWS. PAWS is a volunteer charity to help animals in need. Their goal is to help abused, neglected animals when they have been thrown out on the streets by their owners.
PAWS try to rehome as many animals as they can, and also have a neutering program which has prevented unwanted puppies, kittens etc from being born and consequently dumped in ditches, dustbins and dog pounds.
PAWS allows you to adopt abandoned dogs and donate to the shelter online and also to sponser dogs.
You can contact PAWS by phoning : 052 9153507
or by email at: http://www.paws.ie/contactus.php