MADRA is dedicated to rescuing and finding new homes for unwanted, neglected, abused and abandoned dogs. They focus on taking in dogs from the local authority pounds but they also provide a rehoming service for people who need to re-home their dogs for a variety of reasons like homelessness, ill health or death, moving abroad and so on. MADRA provides many other related services to the public such as educational talks in schools and they also work with other charities to provide emergency canine accommodation for the dogs of people who find themselves homeless or in domestic abuse shelters.
Visit MADRA's Website: https://www.madra.ie/
MEET THE DOGS
Sophia is a nine-year-old Pomeranian who went to MADRA in 2020. She was clearly in a lot of pain and she couldn't walk. After a full veterinary health check, it was revealed that she had collapsed discs in her back. She went into permanent foster care with one of their team. She’ll need ongoing physiotherapy and pain relief to give her the best quality of life. She still has ongoing mobility issues but she's not in pain. She is now a happy girl, who loves being fussed over! She can't go for walks so she does lots of canine enrichment instead which she loves.
Every year MADRA takes in hundreds of dogs and puppies, each one coming with their own sad story but each one leaving to begin a new, happier story. They'll be microchipped, vaccinated, health-checked and neutered for their adopters and MADRA will always be on hand for support and advice for the whole of their lives. Whatever you are able to donate helps MADRA continue to give every dog their happy-ever after
+ Hundreds More
Most of the dogs in MADRA’s shelter right now need to be rehabilitated in some way before they're ready to be rehomed. Covid-19 brought with it many changes for everyone but, for MADRA, it has been the completely unexpected reduction in the numbers of dogs coming to them from the pounds. With the demand for dogs at an all-time high since the first lockdown, most people who could no longer keep their dog have been able to find friends or relations who will happily step up and offer their buddy a home. That is, if the dog is a happy, healthy, easy-going family pet, of course.......
Nowadays, the dogs that MADRA collects from the pound are the more challenging cases. These are not ‘bad’ dogs and there is nothing ‘wrong’ with these gentle souls. They still need help but they simply may not fit the criteria for a typical family pet. They need time and space to decompress before they can learn how to adjust to life in a home. Many will need special training on a one-to-one basis to prepare them for their new life. And many have also come with serious medical issues that need surgery and intensive post-op care before they are ready for adoption. All of this means more time in the care of MADRA before they can be rehomed and your donation will go directly towards this care.