10 years ago, myself and my family rocked up to Paws when they were based in Sallins, Co. Kildare.
We came home with Faith, who was to become a very big part of the family. Isn’t she a beaut?
Faith was abandoned on the side of a Motorway with 5 of her puppies. The very kind people in Paws rescued Faith and nursed her back to health.
Paws started out in 1997 with the intention to rehome unwanted dogs from their current homes. However, they soon realised the huge amount of abuse, neglect and abandonment of dogs throughout the County and started to give them shelter and veterinary care. News spread fast and soon they were dealing with cases from Cork and Kerry to Sligo and Donegal. Since that time PAWS, has rescued, vaccinated, neutered and rehomed thousands of dogs and as 70% of these were adults, their neutering programme has prevented millions of unwanted puppies being born and consequently dumped in ditches, dustbins and dog pounds.
PAWS are now based in Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary. If you live in the area, why not pop down and take a dog for a walk?
PAWS depend totally on the public to help us to keep their doors open to abandoned and abused animals.
If you have any extra cash to spare why not donate a couple of euros and make a difference this Christmas?
Unfortunately Faith passed away on Thursday 24th November 2011 after a great 10 years with our family. Family walks on the beach, up the Sugar Loaf, in the Glen of the Downs, cuddles on the sofas and sneaky treats under the table, growing up wouldn’t have been the same without her. So a BIG thank you to PAWS for giving us 10 great years with an amazing dog!
Love Niamh x