Mayo rescue shelters benefit from fundraising

The results are in; Irish dog lovers have raised a whopping €100,000 in cash and food donations for animal rescue centres across the country as part of the fifth annual Pedigree Adoption Drive, with €4,750 of this year’s grant being awarded to Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, Ballina; Mayo SPCA, Ballyhaunis; and North West SPCA, Ballina.

The campaign, which ran from Wednesday April 11 through to May 31, saw Pedigree donate money for every pack of Pedigree dog food sold. In addition, dog lovers across the country showed their support by becoming fans of the Pedigree Ireland Facebook page, For every new fan, Pedigree donated a bowl of dog food to a re-homing centre.

Speaking on behalf of Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, Rose McGivern, spokesperson, said “We are delighted that the Irish public has again given such an overwhelming response to animal welfare by supporting the fifth annual Pedigree Adoption Drive. This money will go a long way in helping us to re-home hundreds of dogs in Mayo and beyond. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year’s Pedigree Adoption Drive and helped to further raise awareness of abandoned and homeless dogs and promote the understanding of responsible dog ownership.”

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