Actress Pauline McLynn will be honoured at the MADRA Paws on the Prom Dogathon taking place this weekend.
McLynn will be the first recipient of the MADRA Best Friend award for her tireless advocacy work for animals.
The charity fundraising walk takes place this Sunday at 1pm from the Claddagh to Blackrock.
Co-founder of the dog rescue and adoption charity, Marina Fiddler said; ““We are delighted that Pauline is the first recipient of this award. Pauline grew up in Galway and we felt she should be recognised for her advocacy work on behalf of all animals.”
Adventurer and former Leinster and Connacht rugby star, Damian Browne, will also line out at the MADRA Dogathon.
Browne is undertaking the seven summits challenge, to scale the highest mountain peaks on all seven continents, between July 2018 and May 2020. However, he will be putting his paws firmly on the prom this Sunday for the 2019 MADRA Dogathon before he scales the heights of Denali - the highest mountain peak in North America.
This event is one for all the family and an opportunity for dog lovers and dog owners alike to support the work of the rescue and adoption charity. To register, log on to www.madra.ie Registration is €10 per adult, €5 per child, or €25 for a family (two adults and two children ). Registrations also take place on Dogathon day from 11am at the Claddagh Hall.
The dog who raises the most sponsorship will be this year’s grand canine marshal and will win a professional cover photo shoot for MADRA’s 2020 calendar.