Doing it for MADRA this weekend

MADRA, Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption virtual fun run/walk aims to get people moving and raise much needed funds for the charity

In the absence of their annual Dogathon, MADRA, Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption, have organised a virtual event in a bid to get everyone and their dog moving!

On Saturday, May 29, Team Madra and their army of volunteers and ambassadors will be lacing up their runners and clipping on their dog leads to run, skip, walk or dance 5 or 10km from a distance, and they want you to join them!

MADRA are encouraging everyone to get involved, no matter what your fitness ability, wherever you are in the world, and in your own time.

Gillian Hunter, for MADRAsaid that sadly this year, it’s not possible for MADRA to hold its annual Dogathon event at the Claddagh in Galway.

“So, we’re doing things a little differently this year. We are so lucky to have so many incredible supporters in all corners of the world, and so, we are encouraging you all to join us from a distance, and help us raise vital funds for the rehabilitation of the most vulnerable and delicate dogs in our care.”

COVID-19 has brought with it many, many challenges for MADRA. With a huge strain on resources, but the demand for dogs at an all time high since last April, MADRA’s kennels are still full of overwhelmed, under-socialised dogs and dogs with long-term medical issues.

MADRA’s team of incredible trainers work around the clock and give their all to look after these gentle souls, offering the highest of care, patience and some intensive training to prepare them for their new life ahead. All donations, no matter how big or small, make an incredible difference in helping to ensure the most gentle path to recovery for the dogs in their care.

Registration is available at

Entry starts from €20 for individuals / €40 Family for entry and all participants will receive a bespoke #DoingItForTheDogs medal and a completion cert.

Participants are encouraged to share their efforts on social media, by taking a selfie with their pooch, or while out for your walk or run and #DoingItForTheDogs to spread the word!

For more information, or to make a donation, visit


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