Tuesday 21 May 2019

Reward for Drogheda rescue group

Public Participation Network annual awards night hosted by Bellingham Castle

Drogheda Animal Rescue is marking 21 years this year, but admit that fundraising is always an issue that impacts on their services.

Fiona Lee Gargan and Liza Clancy attended last week's award where DAR were honoured for their work.

They have between 50 to 70 volunteers and many foster animals, which is another vital point as they don't have the room at Bell's Court to cater for the numbers that are presented.

'We are always very busy, 12 months of the year,' Liza states.

They have found that people moving to new houses or renting are forced to surrender cats and dogs as their circumstances change.

'We always need volunteers and fundraisers,' Fiona adds.

Indeed, they would love to create a fundraising team to deal with that side of the service - so any takers out there?

DAR is seen as a point of contact with the public when they come across an animal in trouble.

Hundreds of animals have found their 'forever home' through the rescue service.

Drogheda Independent