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Happy New Year

Dear Friends and Supporters,

With 2014 drawing to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank

you for your continued support.  


This year has been a difficult one for our team - and for animal welfare organisations across the country - but your encouragement has helped us

to keep going when our energy levels and finances were running low.  


We only wish this year's figures reflected some kind of dog year calculation,

where the number has been multiplied by seven - sadly the quantity of dogs

that came into our care this year was only the tip of the iceberg.  


While we are proud of our work and the number of dogs that we were able to rescue, we only wish that the wagging tails waiting for us in the pounds each

week would be decreasing, not increasing.

2014 in figures

MADRA Stats for 2014
MADRA in figures for 2014
Volunteer Hours in 2014

Without our volunteers our organisation simply could not continue. With so many volunteers offering their time and expertise for free, it is difficult to keep track of the number of hours, however, by our calculations:

€148,190 was the estimated monetary value of the volunteer hours.

Well done to every single member of the team.

Plans for 2015

There is so much that we want to achieve:  

Our expansion plans for the kennels; education programmes for school kids; the provision of additional training classes; the introduction of subsidised neutering and micro-chipping for those who genuinely cannot afford it; and the expansion of our pet taxi service for older people in the community. We could go on!  


We have made a start on many of the above, but the day-to-day running always takes priority.


Want to help?

Our annual running costs are now in excess of €150,000 and most of this money is brought in through volunteer-run activities such as fundraising events and the proceeds from our charity shops in Moycullen and the Westside.


There are many ways that you can help us to continue our work and move closer to achieving the above goals:


Attend a fundraising event  

Follow us on Facebook for details of our upcoming fundraising events.

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Organise a fundraising event  

email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



Visit the volunteer page for a list of the many ways that you can donate your time.

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Tell a friend about our service by sharing our Facebook posts or creating awareness of the importance of responsible dog ownership.

Thank you for taking the time to read this brief summary of what has been a challenging

but rewarding year, and from everyone at MADRA (of the two-legged and four-legged varieties!)  

We would like to offer our sincere thanks for your kindness throughout 2014.


Happy New Year!


Santa and his puppy elves

MADRA Calendars now on sale!



If you haven't picked up your copy of the fabulous MADRA calendar you can do so from the following outlets:

Headford Vets
Tuam Vets
Railway Veterinary Clinic
Brendan Kelly Vets
Slemon's (Furbo)
Galway Citizens Information
Ark Vets Galway
Oran Veterinary Clinic
Glenina Veterinary Clinic
Athenry Pet Clinic
Briarhill Veterinary Clinic
Barna and Moycullen Veterinary Clinics
Maggies Pet Parlour, Athenry
Trusty Pet Pals
Western Autoparts
Perfect Fit Shoe Shop (Eyre Square Centre)
Teil Carrig Boarding Kennels
MADRA Shop Moycullen (Tuesday to Saturday)
MADRA Shop Westside (Thursday to Saturday)

If you would like to stock the MADRA Calendar in your premises please drop us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Postage is €3 within Ireland and you can order via PayPal, just send us €11 and add a note to your payment that it's for the calendars.

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Mission Statement

MADRA is a volunteer dog rescue and adoption group run by qualified dog trainers.

We have a variety of dogs and puppies of all breeds, shapes and sizes ready for you to adopt.

We are committed to the improvement of the welfare of dogs in Ireland through training and education in our local community, in Connemara and Galway.

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