Photo Caption: 'Walk this way' - MADRA Patron Sharon Shannon was joined by MADRA PRO Eileen Keleghan, Seanad Candidate Cllr Pearce Flannery, and Sam at the launch of the MADRA Dogathon which takes place on Sunday May 15. The fundraising dog walk along the Salthill Prom starts and finishes at the Claddagh. To register go to www.madra.ie
One thousand paws needed for sponsored prom walk in aid of MADRA
Galway dog rescue charity MADRA is calling on dog owners to sign up to take part in the MADRA Dogathon event which will take place on Sunday May 15th from the Claddagh Hall in Galway city at 1pm.
The Dogathon event is a well-known meeting of mutts which last year raised almost €10,000 for dogs in need.
The charity is hoping to exceed last year's record of ‘one thousand paws on the prom’, and has urged the people of Galway to get online to register for this promenade walk which starts at the Claddagh Hall in Galway city.
Speaking about the event, MADRA PRO Eileen Keleghan said: “This sponsored dog walk will not only help us to raise some much-needed funds for the dogs in our care, it will also act as an opportunity to help us celebrate responsible dog ownership.
“We also hope to welcome back some of our old MADRA residents. It is so heart-warming for us to see our former kennel residents out and about with their new families.
“We are always amazed by the support that we receive from the people of Galway . There are definitely a lot of dog-lovers in the city and county, so we are hopeful of an excellent turnout” she added.
To register for the event log on to https://www.iregister.ie/v2/events/madra-dogathon-may-15th/