Laois Nationalist – A Laois dog rescue group in crisis and in danger of closure
By Joe Barrett
The Laois-based volunteer dog rescue group – Cara Rescue Dogs – which was created ten years ago is in the midst of a “serious financial crisis” and is in danger of closing.
Cara Rescue Dogs is a volunteer community group with charitable status. It was formed in 2011 by a small group of people from Laois with a common love of animals.
Volunteers rescue dogs and place them with loving foster families until we can find them forever homes.
Since its inception, Cara Rescue Dogs has relocated over 1,000 dogs and we have an average of 60 dogs and puppies in our care at all times.
While the operations center is in the Laois region, its reception network spans most of Leinster, including the Dublin region.
In a call, her three directors Lorna Dunne, Karla Mitchell and Lorraine McEvoy said, “Please help us stay open.
“We are in a serious financial crisis. With so many rescues closing their doors for good or temporarily, we’re determined to stay open in any way we can.
“Our amazing volunteers are always fundraising. Our kind supporters donate what they can, but we need a guaranteed amount in our bank every month.
“Our expenses vary from around € 15,000 to € 20,000 per month and at the moment we have less than € 700 in the bank.
The manager calls 100 people to sign up to donate € 5, € 10, € 15, € 20 or € 25 or whatever they can afford per month on a standing order, which would guarantee that amount per months, what they would say It would take “a tremendous amount of time to worry and stress and give us more time to focus on the animals in our care.”
If you think you can afford to donate each month, you are invited to leave a comment on the group’s Facebook page and in turn you will receive a private message with their bank details.
Or you can donate to the group’s PayPal account by logging in here