Animal rescue charity makes urgent appeal for funds

Pic: Paul Sherwood

Animal Rescue PAWS said today that €20,000 is needed urgently to continue its operations.

The charity, who had been rescuing dogs in Ireland for 17 years, has 108 dogs that they are trying to find homes for, and capacity for only 70 dogs.

Launching the appeal, Irish model, and owner of 10 dogs, Gillian Quinn, said: “PAWS does great work in Ireland.

"It never refuses a dog and since its move to Tipperary (which was because they needed more space) they are less in the news than they used to be.

"In fact, PAWS has more adult dogs to rehome than any other rehoming facility in Ireland at the moment and desperately needs funds for vet bills and basics for the dogs.

Gina Hetherington of PAWS said, "Last week we literally had a vet bill in excess of €11,000 and €115.00 in our bank account.

"Our couple of staff are on the minimum wage and they need to be paid. We had approx. €27,000 per annum coming from direct debits with ACC bank but as this bank is closing this week, and we didn’t have addresses for many of the donors, we are losing most of this going forward.

"We are asking the very generous Irish public to assist us with some short term funds which we really need to continue our operations."

The public can contribute at www.paws.ie or by sending a postal order or cheque to PAWS, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary, Ireland.

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