Wednesday 11 Jan 2023
The Irish Blue Cross temporarily suspends taking on new clients
The Irish Blue Cross has had to take the difficult decision to temporarily suspend taking on new clients. There has been a huge upsurge in demand for our charitable services in recent months.
The charities resources and services are extremely stretched, and our amazing team of receptionists, nurses, and vets are working around the clock to treat the thousands of patients already on our files.
The Irish Blue Cross is seeking the public’s patience and understanding during this difficult time, and we hope to return to taking on new clients in the new year – please check our website and social media channels for updates.
The Irish Blue Cross urges people to think carefully before they bring a new pet into the family home, and to consider the huge personal and financial responsibility that caring for an animal involves.
Head of Veterinary Services, Eadaoin Murphy said; “In light of the huge increase in calls and requests we are getting from pet owners, we have had to take the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend taking on new clients. We have a duty of care to the thousands of clients who are already registered with us, as our charitable resources are stretched to the very limit. We would strongly urge any prospective new pet owners to make sure to consider all the implications of adding a pet their family and to consider the financial commitment involved. If you are in a position to take on a new pet we have some helpful tips on our website with regards to choosing the right pet for you and your family as well as how to prepare for the arrival of your new pet. I would always urge new pet owners to adopt or rescue a pet that needs a good home.”
Christina Conneely, CEO added; “Our Inchicore clinical team have never worked so hard and are overcome with more requests than they can cope with. Unfortunately, we are unable to take on any new clients at the moment and are focusing on pets that are currently patients of our clinics. This is because we do not have the capacity to handle greater numbers. We would ask anyone with a new pet to make sure you contact your nearest vet when health issues arise.
Advice on considering a pet, can be found here.