You can help by not ingnoring animals in need. Fluff was rescued by a passerby after being thrown into a river

Volunteering

Most animal rescues will be very glad to have volunteers. Volunteering opportunities vary between rescues so contact your local rescue to see how you can help. Some rescues require that you have your own transport as they may not be on a public transport route.

 

 

 You can help by not ingnoring animals in need. Fluff (pictured)was rescued by a passerby after being thrown into a river

Volunteers may be needed to help walk, care and groom the animals in their care. The animal rescue might have a charity shop and need shop staff. Transport may also be required to take dogs from a pound or from the vets and drop to a foster home or to the rescue.

 

The majority of adoptions are subject to the completion of a successful home check. Contact your local rescue if you think you could conduct home checks for them. The more people available to complete the home checks, the quicker the adoption process will be for the dogs.

 

Fundraising

 

Most animal rescues rely on donations to stay open. A great way to help would be to run a fundraising event. This can be anything from a cake sale to a concert in aid of the rescue of your choice. Get in touch with your local rescue and they may have a list of events that were successful in the past.

 

Ideas for events:

 

  • Cake sale
  • Table quiz
  • Fundraising events help dogs like Mandy’s three (pictured below) rehomed from pounds and rescues.
    Patches(jack russell) from NWSPCA, Belle(smallest) from Carlow/Kilkenny pound & Phoebe, found in dreadful condition in the Phoenix Park.
    Patches(jack russell) from NWSPCA, Belle(smallest) from Carlow/Kilkenny pound & Phoebe, found in dreadful condition in the Phoenix Park.
  • Book sale
  • Bag Packing
  • Bingo night
  • Bungee Jump
  • Church Collection
  • Coffee Morning
  • Concert
  • Comedy Night
  • Dinner Dance
  • Dog Show
  • Donations in lieu of wedding favours or presents
  • Fancy dress party
  • Raffles
  • Fun run
  • Sponsored event
  • Head shave
  • Leg waxing (for men!)
  • No Smoking/No Chocolate Day (give up your vices for charity)
  • Talent Competition