Who let the dogs out?

LOCAL dog-owners took their four-legged friends on a charity walk along the Navvy Bank to raise money for Dundalk Dog Rescue.

LOCAL dog-owners took their four-legged friends on a charity walk along the Navvy Bank to raise money for Dundalk Dog Rescue.

The dog walk was held as part of National Dog Walk Day, which took place on Saturday, August 27 at 2pm. It was followed by a demonstration by Pleasant Dog Training at 3pm.

Dundalk Dog Rescue is a voluntary non-profit making organisation set up five years ago by a group of ordinary people in the community.

The charity aims to do whatever is possible to rescue unwanted dogs from the local Dog Pound and give them a second chance at life.

Volunteers from Dundalk Dog Rescue go to the pound on a regular basis to photograph and record all of the dogs which have been taken in.

These photographs are then posted on the Dundalk Dog Rescue website and its Facebook page in the hope that the owners or possibly new owners might see them.

Under Irish law, a stray dog has five days to be reclaimed or re-homed; a dog surrendered by its owners may be euthanized after 24 hours.

Dundalk Dog Rescue takes these dogs into our care. The charity does not have its own premises so it relys heavily on people to help by fostering dogs until it can get them to their new homes.

If the charity cannot find a fosterer, it pays for kennelling. For more information visit www.dundalkdogrescue.webs.com.