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MADRA rescued eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue groups from Irish pounds last year

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.

Isn’t it time we stopped killing dogs?

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.

One thousand paws needed for prom walk in aid of MADRA

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World-famous musician Sharon Shannon is calling on dog owners to sign up to take part in the MADRA Dogathon event which will take place on Sunday, May 17, from the Claddagh Hall in Galway city at 1pm.

Have a mocha for the mutts at MADRA coffee morning

Local dog rescue charity MADRA will be hosting a coffee morning this Friday, March 27, from 10am to 11.30am at Poppyseed Café on Eglinton Street.

Flood of stray and unwanted dogs forces MADRA to shut for a month

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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.

Dogs and pups looking for new homes at MADRA Dog Adoption Day

A dog adoption day will take place at Trusty Pet Pals dog day care centre in Briarhill Business Park on Saturday, January 25 , from 12 to 4 pm.

Dog charity under pressure as number of stray dogs reaches an all time high

Local dog rescue charity MADRA has called on members of the public for their support during a period of unprecedented pressure on their services over the past fortnight.

MADRA Adoption Day seeks volunteers to house dogs and puppies

A dog adoption day will take place at Trusty Pet Pals dog daycare centre in Briarhill Business Park on Saturday April 20 from 12 noon to 4pm. The adoption day, organised by local dog charity MADRA, situated in Connemara, invites parties interested in adopting a dog, to discuss with the MADRA team and to meet some of the dogs and pups that are currently looking for their new homes. Those looking to foster a dog or puppy should also attend and speak to a MADRA representative.

Dog rescue charity feeling the bite of insufficient shelter for strays this Christmas

It will be lonely this Christmas for a number of dogs in the Galway area as the Connemara-based charity MADRA struggles to contend with the sudden increase of abandoned dogs being reported in the area. Kennel vacancies and other resources are being stretched at the charity and the number of calls being received by MADRA about neglected dogs is now averaging at 50 per day.


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