DAR need fos­ter care for dogs

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By FIONA MAGENNIS

DROGHEDA An­i­mal Res­cue are ur­gently seek­ing fos­ter homes for the grow­ing num­ber of dogs com­ing into their care.

The lo­cal an­i­mal char­ity pre­vi­ously ran an ap­peal for fos­ter homes but re­vealed they sadly didn’t get much of a re­sponse.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion posted an ap­peal on their Face­book page, say­ing they are strug­gling and need the pub­lic’s help.

‘All dogs come with some bag­gage from their past, and it is in­deed trau­matic for them to be with­out a home. We’d like to help them, but we need your help,’ said DAR.

Al­though the char­ity works to re­home dogs, it has no fa­cil­ity for hous­ing the an­i­mals.

‘We rely heav­ily on the good­ness of peo­ple to pro­vide fos­ter homes for our dogs while we seek new homes for them, or we use costly board­ing ken­nels - a cost we can­not re­cover.

‘We have all shapes and sizes of dogs. Some re­quir­ing a home with­out other dogs, some are known to be good with chil­dren, some not known, some good with cats, some not so good with cats. Some old, some young, some just look­ing for a re­tire­ment home.’

Ev­ery week DAR re­ceives sev­eral calls about dogs need­ing new homes or dogs found as strays.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion said it wants to help, as all these dogs are at risk.

‘In­deed this is hav­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact on our vol­un­teers as it’s so heart break­ing and soul de­stroy­ing to stand by, and not be able to of­fer any hope for these an­i­mals,’ said a spokesper­son.

Any­one who is avail­able to of­fer their home to fos­ter a dog for even a short pe­riod of time is asked to get in touch with DAR by phon­ing (041) 9832418 or email info@dar.ie or al­ter­na­tively send a mes­sage through the Face­book page.

DAR pro­vide ev­ery­thing you need for your fos­ter dog in­clud­ing bed­ding, food / bowls, col­lar & lead, and will cover all vet­eri­nar­ian costs.

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