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Local dog rescue charity MADRA is asking people participating in marathons, mini-marathons, road and adventure races to raise sponsorship for dogs in need.
The organisation, based in Camus in Connemara, rescued 834 dogs last year at a cost of €150,000.
The dogs rescued by MADRA come from a variety of sources: from the general public, from local authority pounds, veterinary clinics and dogs that are rescued from cruel and abusive situations.
MADRA works with both Galway and Mayo County Council and since 2005 the Co. Galway put-to-sleep rate has fallen from 83 per cent to 14 per cent. Similarly, in Co. Mayo, MADRA has helped the council to reduce its put-to-sleep rate from 72 per cent in 2008 to 11 per cent in 2013.
All dogs rescued by MADRA are neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and wormed, with some dogs requiring additional non-routine veterinary care to treat injury or illness.
Annually, MADRA receives four thousand euro from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, with the remainder of the running costs being covered by special fundraising events, grants, donations from members of the general public, and revenue from the two charity shops in Moycullen and Westside.
Just a few of the many dogs who were adopted from us this year in their happy homes, along with updates of some dogs adopted in previous years.
Thank you to all the lovely people who donated, volunteered, fostered, and adopted dogs from us this year. We couldn't do it without you!
We would like to say a very big thank you and well done Emma Hayward, MA Production and Direction student at NUIG, on her work in preparing this 5 minute short documentary about co-founder of MADRA Tara Nic Dhiarmada. This video shows another extremely important aspect to our work...TRAINING. It also introduces you a little better to Wanda, so hopefully this will help us to find her the forever home that she deserves. We hope you enjoy it.