Talk of the Town TV chats to Dundalk Dog Rescue about proposed new centre
Yesterday evening representatives from Dundalk Dog Rescue met with local businesspeople to discuss their plans for a new dog rescue centre, which will be the first of its kind in Ireland.
Talk of the Town TV was there to speak to those involved to promote what is needed to get the ambitious venture off the ground.
The gathering at McAteer’s The Food House in Clanbrassil Street was hosted by its co-owner Bobby Wain who described the project as “so important”.
He said: “We can’t keep going as we are with rented kennals. We need our own base. We’re getting more and more calls every single day so we decided we have to build a centre.
The new centre, proposed for a location in Dromiskin, is estimated to cost in the region of €200,000 with the business community brought together last night to seek their support. It is hoped they can help raise €60,000 towards its cost.
Already Dundalk Dog Rescue are raising around €115,000 to pay for their day-to-day running costs.
Anne Moore, who started Dundalk Dog Rescue in 2005, said the plans were more ambitious than she had ever envisaged but she insisted “it had to happen because the cost of renting kennals is huge.”
She added that the new facility would allow more dogs to be cared for.
Blogger Rosemary MacCabe also spoke at the event, saying she was delighted to lend her support. She also praised the community involvement in the project.
Donations of €4 can be made by texting DDR to 50300. Bigger contributions can also be made by contacting Dundalk Dog Rescue or by organising an event.
Bobby estimated that if every one of the group’s followers on Facebook gave just €5 the centre would happen.
Contact details can be found at www.dundalkdogrescue.ie. Further public events with information on the plans will be hosted soon.