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03 Dec 2021

Mary Daly will be caring for neglected animals with no home to call their own at the ISPCA Centre in Longford on Christmas Day

Mary Daly will be caring for neglected animals with no home to call their own at the ISPCA Centre in Longford on Christmas Day

ISPCA Animal Care Assistant Mary Daly will be spending her Christmas Day with her colleagues Hugh, Aisling and Nicole caring for the many animals at the ISPCA Centre in Longford.

ISPCA Animal Care Assistant Mary Daly started volunteering her time at the National Animal Centre in Longford to help rescued animals and shortly after she accepted a permanent role caring for Ireland’s most cruelly, neglected and abused animals. 

Mary will be spending her Christmas Day with her colleagues Hugh, Aisling and Nicole caring for the many animals at the ISPCA Centre that sadly won’t get to wake up on Christmas morning and be greeted by families to call their own.

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Mary said:  “There is always lots of mouths to feed but we will be giving special treats and toys on Christmas Day making it special for all the animals in our care. Animals have so much love to give in spite of the horrible conditions they were rescued from by our Inspectors. To me, giving them the extra time, love and attention they deserve really captures what Christmas is all about.”

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As the New Year is slowly approaching, and with the holiday season already upon us, it’s the perfect opportunity to prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make, like supporting your favourite charity.

o   Become an ISPCA volunteer and give some spare time to a worthy cause caring for Ireland’s most neglected animals https://www.ispca.ie/ volunteer/

o   Take on a charity challenge https://www.ispca.ie/charity_ challenges to support the animals in the ISPCA’s care.

o   Adopt an animal from the ISPCA https://www.ispca.ie/rehoming/ dogs_rehoming/

o   Make a donation https://www.ispca.ie/donate/ once_off or purchase a gift from the online shop https://shop.ispca.ie/

o   Organise your own fundraising event https://www.ispca.ie/ fundraising_events/

o   Follow the ISPCA on social media and support their ongoing campaigns
o   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ irish.spca
o   Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISPCA1
o   Instagram:  ispca_official

If you can, please support the ISPCA in their work rescuing, rehabilitating and responsibly rehoming animals from all over Ireland.  Up to 88 per cent of funding is received from kind donations from members of the public and gifts in Wills and your support is needed more than ever.

The ISPCA National Animal Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 to 4pm (closed to the public Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).  Tel 043 33 25035 (0) or email info@ispca.ie

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