Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
We always love news stories from the organisations we support, and these holiday snaps of Ossie, a sponsor dog for Irish Retriever Rescue, certainly put a smile on our face.
Ossie was given a new lease of life after being chained up, starved and put in the pound to be put to sleep. After being rescued by the charity, he is now a Pets as Therapy dog at a Special Needs School. He’s also a Sponsordog for Irish Retriever Rescue, and the money from his 20 sponsors goes to help his fellow Golden Retrievers in need of medical treatment.
Irish Retriever Rescue is a charity which rehomes over 100 unwanted Golden Retrievers from Ireland each year. The dogs may have been surrendered by their owners due to a change in family circumstances or abandoned and taken to pounds.
The dogs taken in by the charity are examined, spayed or neutered and microchipped by the charity’s vet before being transported to the UK to be placed in foster care for a minimum of two weeks. The most suitable new owner is found and the dogs are given a second chance and a better life.
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