National Pen staff make donation to Dundalk Dog Rescue
On Thursday morning staff from National Pen donated €3,760 to Dundalk Dog Rescue, the company’s official charity partner for 2016.
The funds were raised through a series of fundraisers including mailroom sales, table quiz and a Christmas jumper day.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of Dundalk Dog Rescue, Paddy Monahan commented: “The funds will go towards the building of new premises which will not only provide better care, but also provide more accessibility to volunteers and reduce overall costs.”
Each year the charity helps rescue over 700 dogs. Dog pounds operate a five day rule, meaning unclaimed dogs are put to sleep after five days.
Dundalk Dog Rescue takes these dogs in.
“Currently our main expenditure is kennelling, vets fees and transport,” said Paddy.
Since the creation of Dundalk Dog rescue in 2005 the destruction level in the Dundalk area has decreased from 73% to 9%. Simply put, without this charity hundreds of dogs would not be alive today.
€3760 is a record charitable donation, a 34% increase from the previous year.
Katherine Crosby, Treasurer of the National Pen Social Club said: “We were delighted to raise such an amount for a great cause; it’s terrible to imagine that without Dundalk Dog Rescue hundreds of dogs in the local area would be put to sleep every year”.