Man’s best friend can meet some friends of their own at Galway SPCA pet parade

Galway Daily news Man's best friend can meet some friends of their own at Galway SPCA pet parade

Give your best friend a chance to make some friends of their own at Galway SPCA’s annual Oliver’s Pet Parade fundraiser this week.

The 6th annual ‘Oliver’ walk, named for a very good boy, will take place in Portumna Forest Park this Sunday, October 30.

The last outdoor event of Galway SPCA planned for the year, it is hoped that the weather will also allow for a BBQ, a mini fun dog show and a raffle for a fabulous hamper.

“On July 9th 2014 we received a call from a young Danish man on a cycling holiday here in Ireland. Whilst cycling on a country lane way he had spotted a very defeated, dejected dog in a roadside ditch…Covered in mange and sores.”

“When we arrived we could see it was an older boy who badly needed our help. He wasn’t the most helpful, shall we say, or the most accommodating but we eventually got him on our van and were on the way to our vets.”

“Little did we know, at the time, that this poor helpless dog would go on to rule the roost at a certain team members home or become an international icon and the face of GalwaySPCA and rescue dogs everywhere.”

“He has brought tears to many. Tears of joy and laughter to us. Tears of frustration to his mother and in the run up to the walk we would like to bring you on his journey before he sadly left us for Rainbow Bridge.”

The walk will get underway at 12:30pm on Sunday. Registration is €10 per adult with children under 16 walking for free.

All proceeds raised on the day will go directly to caring for the animals at Galway SPCA.