The Dundalk Business Community was brought together last Thursday evening to learn first-hand what Dundalk Dog Rescue have in store with the launch of their upcoming rescue centre, the first of its kind in Ireland.
Local business representatives and TDs were invited to McAteers Foodhouse to listen to the Rescue team’s mission to date and what they plan to achieve with the build of their proposed premises in Dromiskin.
Bobby Wain, a member of the team highlighted the value of the Rescue since its origins, saying “When we were set up 73% of all dogs going into our local pound did not come out alive. Through the hard work of our dedicated volunteers this has now dropped to 9%.” The charity is hoping to reduce this number further with their new premises.
The rescue team are seeking support to raise vital funds for the Rescue project. The estimated cost of the venture is €200,000 and the team are hoping to raise €105,000 through donations.
Those interested in making a donation can directly do so at https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/dundalk-dogrescue/ddrnewbuild or alternatively make a €4 donation by texting DDR to 50300.
Further public events with information on the plans will be hosted soon. The public can keep up to date with the progress of the Rescue by visiting dundalkdogrescue.ie. Further events discussing the Rescue’s plans will be open to all in the near future.