Rescued animals receive a helping hand
THE generosity of staff and customers of Centra Stores in Rathdrum helped generate €800 for Wicklow SPCA recently.
Staff made a donation from their own wages and then carried out a fundraising drive at the store for Wicklow SPCA and Sharpeshill Animal Sanctuary.
TJ Myran of Wicklow SPCA dropped into Centra just prior to the Christmas break and was presented with a cheque for €800.
Staff and students attending St Patrick’s NS in Wicklow town also played their part by donating bags of Burns dog food for the many pooches Sharpeshill are trying to find new, permanent homes for.
One of the big events planned by Wicklow SPCA for the year ahead is an extended ‘All About Animals’ day on Sunday, May 6.
Last year’s event featured information and displays from a variety of groups who work with animals. The welfare tent featured representatives of the likes of Dublin Zoo, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust and Wicklow Feral Cats, while the retail tent featured everything from animal photographers and crafters to animal feed specialists and groomers. There were also displays from the Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Canine Unit, Dogs for the Disabled, Civil Defence Canine Team, Irish Therapy Dogs and Wonderpaws.
If you or anyone you know are part of an organisation involved with animals and you would like to attend the event then contact (0404) 44783.
Mary Farrell, Fergus Reid, Raj Srivastava and Audrey McGee presenting the cheque to TJ Myron of Wicklow SPCA.