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'Raise the Wuff' for MADRA

'Raise the Wuff' for MADRA

The MADRA kennels are being upgraded and we need your help!

Building work will soon be getting under way at the MADRA kennels in Camus, Connemara.  We plan to significantly upgrade our facility and these plans include a whole new roof, new windows and doors and new raised beds for the dogs. The new outer corridors will marginally increase capacity and make the kennel environment more comfortable for all concerned. Improvements will also be made to the floor and walls which will be heavily insulated, and painted with special easy-to-clean, anti-bacterial surface paint.

The revamped kennels will provide a fantastic space to house the dogs which come into our care and will allow us to rescue and rehome even more dogs in need of our help. Developing the facilities will also allow us to improve our outreach programmes in the community, and enhance the experience for our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We at MADRA are really excited about the big build and want you to be part of it. With projected costs for the development in the region of €60,000 we need as many people as possible to come on board and help us ‘Raise the Wuff’ and bring in vital funds for our canine residents.

Would you like to support MADRA and leave your very own lasting legacy at our new kennel facility? Perhaps you’d like to commemorate a special person or pet or give someone you love a gift for posterity?

If so make a donation today and have your name listed on the ‘Donor Wall’ or on the new building’s ‘Sponsors Plaque’.

  • Donate €100 and have your family name, your dog's name or a short remembrance message on our Donor Wall. You will also get a thank you mention on our 'Kennel Upgrade' page and in our annual newsletter.
  • Donate €500 - €1000 and have your name or your company’s name on our Sponsors Plaque on the exterior of the building. You will also become a listed ‘Sponsor of MADRA’ on our Kennel Upgrade page and in our newsletter.
  • You can make a donation via PayPal, iDonate or directly to our bank account (details listed below). Then send us an email with your name, address, email address and telephone number, and your desired short message for our wall (48 characters max). 

 To sponsor a kennel and have your support recognised by all who visit the kennels choose the

  • Gold/Kennel Sponsorship of €2,000–Get your name or your company's name on an engraved plaque over an individual kennel door and on our Gold Sponsors plaque on the exterior of the building. If you sponsor a kennel for MADRA you will also have your company logo andlink posted on the MADRA website and will be named as a sponsor on our Kennel Upgrade page and in our annual newsletter.
  • By choosing the Gold Sponsorship you will be helping the hundreds of dogs that pass through our doors every year. Sponsor a kennel and we will send you an annual kennel report documenting and sharing with you the stories and photos of some of the dogs that your kennel has housed and helped.

Donations can be made via PayPal, iDonate or by directly lodging funds into our bank account using the details below. Donations of all amounts welcome, and all donors to the project will receive a mention on our website and our annual newsletter’s 'Kennel Upgrade' page.

Sort Code:937096

Account Number:44560082

Bank Identifier (BIC):AIBKIE2D


Bank Name:AIB

Bank Address (Branch):Lynch's Castle, Galway City


Hold your own MADRA fundraiser

Are you part of a group or organisation? Maybe you’re just an individual keen to get involved?

Why not hold your own coffee morning or table quiz and raise funds for MADRA. There are lots of ways you can lend your support- for more info on fundraising ideas or to discuss how you can get involved and help “Raise the Wuff” for MADRA contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mission Statement

MADRA is a Connemara based dog rescue & re-homing facility whose ultimate and overall aim is to ensure that all dogs have permanent, loving homes. MADRA works to educate members of the general public to have a responsible attitude towards dogs and their welfare and to help create a world where no healthy, good-natured dogs are killed merely because they are considered to be a surplus number.

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