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Emergency appeal for Irish dog charity

A DOG charity and rescue based in Ireland is facing a serious crisis due to lack of funds and dog lovers in the UK are being asked to help.

Limerick Animal Welfare is a voluntary organisation, (Charity Number: CHY11598) founded in 1983, to care for unwanted and abandoned animals in the Limerick area. Since its establishment Limerick Animal Welfare has helped thousands of neglected animals.

A spokesperson for Limerick Animal Welfare says: ‘The charity believes that every animal has an inherent right to a cruelty free life. We house, maintain and place dogs and cats in responsible loving homes as pets. We promote the humane treatment of all animals working towards a more compassionate Society.

‘We aim never to destroy animals in our care unless they are seriously ill and we are unable to alleviate their suffering. It is our policy to neuter all female dogs and cats before re-homing.’

At any one time the charity cares for approximately fifty dogs and thirty cats. As they have no fixed sanctuary base, the dogs in their care are boarded in commercial kennels. These kennels are spread over a wide area ranging from Oola, Co. Limerick, Mountshannon Co. Clare, and Doneraile in Co. Cork. The cats are housed in Newport, Co. Tipperary.

Although the charity has purchased lands to build a fixed sanctuary, funds are low and the current cash crisis threatens the future of the charity itself, as more money is needed urgently to care for the dogs and help pay for veterinary costs.

If you wish to make a donation, please make cheques/POs payable to Limerick Animal Welfare and send it to: Limerick animal welfare charity shop, 12b Upper Cecil Street, Limerick Ireland.

Website: www.limerickanimalwelfare.com