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Madra to get €20,000 as Flannery proposal sees city council commit to improving dog welfare in Galway
funding of up to €20,000 to local animal charity Madra to help it cope with the influx of stray and abandoned dogs in the city.
With just two weeks until its annual budget meeting, Galway City Council has been criticised for its delay in releasing funding to AMACH!, the local organisation representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, which is seeking to open a resource centre. There is also ongoing controversy about the provision of funding to MADRA - the charity aiming to reduce the rate of dog euthanasia in the city.
Progressive city like Galway shouldn’t be putting half its stray dogs to sleep, says MADRA as they await answers and commitment from City Council
Local dog rescue charity MADRA has issued a call to Galway City Council to provide them with the wherewithal to reduce Galway city’s unacceptably high dog euthanasia rate.
Local dog rescue group MADRA saved 474 dogs from pounds in 2014 - representing eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue organisations across the country.
An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.
See the picture with this article? It shows about 50 dogs. Not rabid strays. Not unkempt mongrels. All of these dogs in this photo were rescued by MADRA from being “put to sleep” in April alone. In Galway. That’s just one month. If you look at the picture again and double it, what you will see is the approximate number of dogs that are put to sleep in our city pound each year. Funded by ourselves. A sad indictment that so many animals abandoned through no fault of their own have to be killed, no matter how humanely the process is described or how Disneyified the ‘put to sleep” scenario sounds. Bottom line is Fido doesn’t wake up.
Crowe’s Bar in Galway city is the venue for a table quiz for Galway-based dog rescue charity MADRA this evening, April 16, from 8pm.
The GSPCA will hold a puppy adoption day this Sunday, with puppies galore looking for permanent homes.
In normal circumstances, the old adage that a pet is not just for Christmas applies, but that is about to change in the west.
Galway dog rescue charity MADRA has been forced to close its doors for the month of November as the number of stray and unwanted dogs in county Galway reaches an all-time high.