By Joe Barrett
The Laois based voluntary dog rescue group – Cara Rescue Dogs – that was set up ten years ago, is in “dire financial crisis,” and facing closure.
Cara Rescue Dogs is a voluntary community group with charitable status. It was formed in 2011 by a small group of people in Laois with a shared love of animals.
The volunteers rescue dogs and place them in a loving foster home until we can find them a forever home.
Since its inception, Cara Rescue Dogs has re-homed over 1,000 dogs and we have an average of 60 dogs and puppies in our care at any one time.
While the centre of operation is in the Laois area, its fostering network extends throughout most of Leinster including the Dublin area.
In an appeal its three directors Lorna Dunne, Karla Mitchell and Lorraine McEvoy said: “Please help us stay open.
“We are in a dire financial crisis. With so many rescues closing their doors either for good or temporarily we are determined to remain open however way we can.
“Our amazing volunteers fundraise constantly. Our kind supporters donate what they can but what we need is a guaranteed amount in our bank each month.
“Our expenses vary from around €15000-€20000 a month and right now we have less than €700 in the bank.”
The director are appealing for 100 people to sign up to donate €5, €10, €15, €20 or €25 or whatever they can afford per month in a standing order, which would guarantee that amount per month, which would they say would take, “a huge amount of time worry and stress off us and leaving us more time to concentrate on the animals in our care.”
If you feel you can afford to donate every month you are asked to leave a comment on teh group’s Facebook page and in turn you will be privately messaged with their bank details.
Or you can make a donation to the groups PayPal account by logging on here