MADRA, the Galway dog rescue charity, are holding a fundraising event down in the Claddagh today.
The ‘Doing it for the Dogs’ fundraiser will start at 10am at Claddagh Hall, and finish at 4pm in the afternoon.
The event will help raise money for the charity through two microchipping sessions on the day from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm at a very special rate discounted of €25.
Dog owners who would like to get their pet chipped should remember to bring photo ID (drivers licence or passport) and recent proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, Revenue letter, etc).
“Our sincere thanks to Galway County Council and Galway City Council who are supporting us with funding for this part of the day,” MADRA said on facebook.
They also thanked, “Our trained volunteers who will be implanting the microchips and handling the registration process.”
On top of the microchipping, the fundraiser will also give people the opportunity to get their dog’s portrait taken, or make them a DIY toy.
MADRA has been under extreme pressure in recent months, with a surge in people surrendering their dogs.
With their own kennel full, the charity has had to pay external kennels to hold some dogs while they they and secure homes for them.
The closure of their charity shop in Furbo has also put further strain on MADRA’s finances.
Anyone who wants to support this group caring for out best friends can come along to the fundraiser to get their pet chipped, or donate at https://www.madra.ie/donate/.