Friday 27 April 2018

Over €1000 raised for husky blinded in vicious pellet gun attack

Macari suffered a pellet gun attack (Photo: Facebook/GalwaySPCA)i
Macari suffered a pellet gun attack (Photo: Facebook/GalwaySPCA)i

David Kearns

Over a €1000 has been raised for a dog whose eyes had to be surgically removed after a horrific pellet gun attack.

Veterinarians made the difficult decision to permanently remove the eyes of Macari after he was shot point blank in the face several times in early September.

The husky has been in the care of Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) ever since.

In response to the terrible crime, Carbon Nightclub Galway decided to help raise much needed funds for the animal charity.

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Rory Collins, the owner of Carbon Nightclub, “was horrified” when he saw the images of Macari and said that he felt he needed to do something to help.

“When I read the news article about what had occurred I knew we had to do something.

Macari suffered a pellet gun attack (Photo: Facebook/GalwaySPCA)
Macari suffered a pellet gun attack (Photo: Facebook/GalwaySPCA)

“We have always been committed to fundraising and helping the community in any way we can and this was no exception.

“We'd like to thank everyone who came along to the event and helped us raise these vital funds."

Mr Collins continued, saying that many of his staff had committed themselves to volunteering with the GSPCA.

"The staff has all got behind the idea and we plan on spending time volunteering over the Christmas period,” he added.

In an emotional post on the GSPCA Facebook page at the time of the shooting, the charity wrote: "To watch him stumble from the van was heart-breaking, we watched as he walked blindly across the yard to his kennel and it was heartbreaking.

"But it would have been more heartbreaking not to have given him this chance, a chance to prove to those that let him down so badly, that he went on to be happy.

"So now we need help.”

To donate to the GSPCA, please visit their website.

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