A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year

by Husky Rescue Ireland
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A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year
A longterm home for 200 rescued huskies a year

Hello there, 

It's been a while since we last updated you on how we're doing as a rescue. 

Unfortunately it been a hard few months, we've taken in dog after dog from the pounds and homes. We've have some tough cases and tough calls to make. Just last week we lost one of our residents Kai. It's hit the whole team especially Andy really hard. But, we have to keep going for the dogs. 

This is where you come in, help us raise so much money that we can get our own forever home. Have one less worry on our hands, please we ask in these tough times to support our cause. 

We're just under €13,500 away from our next milestone, but that's not even close enough to what we need with the cost of property. 

Did you know that by donating you are not just helping us to secure our own forever home, but you're supporting us to have a relief of knowing we have a place, closer to towns where we can get even more support from volunteers with the day to day activities. 

Your euro may seem small to you but to us it's the difference between paying the electricity bill or paying the vet bill. 

As always we appreciate your continued support in these trying times. 

with love 

HRI Team 

This update is dedicated to Kai, Fly high over the rainbow bridge boy.  

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Hello all, 

Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you for all the donations to date! We've passed €25k !! However, that's not going to stop us from reaching for our next milestone of €40k. Can we do it before the year is out ?? 

Over the last few months there has been a lot of events happening within the rescue and across the world. 

We continue to take in more dogs. Between foster care & our centre we've over 35 dogs waiting to be rehomed. That doesn't stop there because we get calls from the pound daily and have a surrender list in excess of 10 dogs waiting to come in. 

As life is coming back to a somewhat pre covid level, we are seeing a dip in volunteers due to personal reasons as expected. We continue to try recruit new volunteers as often as possible to support the many tasks we undertake on a daily/weekly basis. If you’re interested get in touch. 

You may have heard, through our social media platforms, that Andy the founder of Husky Rescue Ireland along with Darran one of our trustee's recently went on their second trip to the Ukraine. This time they brought baby supplies to Hospitals and animal aid to multiple animal shelters in desperate need of help. No matter the cause Husky Rescue Ireland will always try to help out. Our first trip saw three tonne of animal and human aid going over followed by 7 tonne in a container, all donations from you the public. We continue to send over whatever supplies we can on top of rescuing dogs from Ukraine and transporting them to Poland. 

It just doesn't stop, so if you have made it this far in the email, thank you. Thank you for your support, your generosity, for sharing our posts, for your donations, simply thank you. 

If you can donate the cost of a coffee this month then please do. You don't realise how far that will go when it comes to rescue. 

As the evenings get shorter and the days longer, make sure to get out in the fresh air, and maybe just maybe if you want a companion to go on walks with, Get in touch with us. 

Until our next update, remember adopt don't shop and enjoy the little things in life.

HRI Team & Dogs 

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Dear Husky Rescue Ireland Followers & Donators,

We are astonished at how much you have supported us in the last year with our Forever Home Appeal. It truly has helped us to keep doing what we love and that's saving Husky & Akita lives !

As you will know current restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted here in Ireland. With this in mind more people are returning to the office. Unfortunately this can and is currently leading to a rise in surrenders coming into our centre. We're at full capacity with a high volume of doggies currently in foster homes. Which makes this fundraiser even more important to help us have a secure space for many years to come.

Now to the main point of this update, we have SMASHED our first milestone and that was to have €18k raised.Thats a massive €6k more since our last update. But wait, we're already on our way to our next milestone of €40k! As I type, we have raised so far a massive €20,029.00 which is AMAZING.

Can we get to the €40k mark before our next update, who knows. What we do know is that we couldn't do it without your continued support and generosity. It really does mean a lot to us. 

A little bit more about us;

We're a small team of 8 Volunteers who deal with the admin side of the rescue, but then we have a huge number of 65 plus volunteers who help with a range of items such as support at the centre, remote support with fundraising, or even doing transport when they can. 

On average we save anywhere from 150 - 250 doggies a year. You may ask what that involves for the doggie, well that includes making sure the doggie has a full vet work up, all their boosters and shots, socialisation training, Lead training, some basic command training and anything else we feel will support the doggie in finding their forever home. 

But then, you may ask what does that involve at the centre, well that involves 4 rotations minimum of all dogs throughout the day, walking the dogs when we have extra support, cleaning out the pens to a high standard, dealing with any maintenance issues, cleaning and maintaining all outdoor areas of the centre, doing home checks, meet and greets with potential new owners all to name but a few.

Until our next update all we ask is if you could spare the price of a coffee a month or even have 2 minutes to share our project on your socials it would mean the world to us!

Here's hoping our next update we’ll be telling you that we smashed our next milestone !

Yours Sincerely,

HRI Doggies & Team.

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Cosmo - an 11 year old Husky cross
Cosmo - an 11 year old Husky cross

Dear Husky Rescue Ireland supporters!

Starting off with massive thanks to all our followers and donors. Without you, none of this would be possible. Despite still being a small organisation run by volunteers only, we grow our presence and constantly try to do better - help more dogs, increase animal welfare awareness and strengthen relationships with the communities around us. And all of that is thanks to you!

Our efforts to purchase a forever home for the rescue are in full swing. We are currently at the €12000 mark which is incredible to see and is a welcome morale boost for the team. While the goal is still quite a way off, we are getting closer every month. We have over 100 donors here on GlobalGiving and just 1 of them, our long-time volunteer Catherine, donated over €4000 through her fundraising efforts! Incredible and most appreciated!

It's been a very hard few months for our doggies and the team. The rescue is completely full due to a massive spike in the number of dogs being surrendered across the country. As Ireland recovers from the Covid pandemic restrictions, people are going back to offices and unfortunately, the doggies are being let down again.

Now more than ever we need to ensure that we have suitable premises to care for our furry friends to help them on their way to recovery and forever homes. While our current home is great and gives doggies comfortable and safe conditions, it's a rented property meaning that we may lose it any day especially given the current property crisis in Ireland. Also, being located far from cities means that we have very few opportunities for new volunteers to join our cause and physically help out at the centre.

So spread the word, friends. We are making great progress but we need another push for the goal!

Thank you again.

Yours,

The Doggies and the HRI Team.

Kodak - only 10 months old and already abandoned
Kodak - only 10 months old and already abandoned
Sam - with a disability due to trauma
Sam - with a disability due to trauma
Oreo and Cookie - we need to rehome them together!
Oreo and Cookie - we need to rehome them together!
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Sheeba, currently with us at the rescue
Sheeba, currently with us at the rescue

Now that yours and your fellow donors' kind gifts are beginning to really add up, we have been busy on our side looking at the additional financilng that we can lean on to make the purchase of land for the rescue happen as soon as possible.

What this means is that we're speaking with our bank about the possibility of borrowing once we are able to have enough funds for a substancial deposit. We are also now starting to create a team who will research other funding sources which can help to get us to our goal faster.

While we do have volunteers keeping an eyweout for various premises, we tend to see that the good ones always get snapped up quickly - in a metter of weeks. Therefore, our only way to proceed is to get enough funds together for a deposit and line up where we would borrow enough to complete a purchase (unless, of course, we are able to raise all the funds in one go!). When we get there, we will be ready to go when the ideal place does come up.

Once again, we cannot thank you enough for helping us to achieve this enormous change for the rescue at such an early stage when not much is yet known. We know it will be a long road and, for the moment, until we get enough funds together for at least a deposit, the news will be more about what we're doing to prepare, rather than being able to share photos of potential premises. But we are sure that this day will come soon.

In the meantime, if you do have any contacts who may be interested in simply helping us to do desk research in their spare time, we would be massively grateful. We are a small team and there are lots of doors we have not yet knocked on simply because we don't know which doors may open for us. But we need to explore this avenue and find where to go with our fundraising bucket! Please get in touch with our team if you, or someone you know, would be interested in helping us - fundraising@huskyrescueireland.ie

All the very best,

The HRI Team

Casper, who needs a very special home
Casper, who needs a very special home
Mislek: he had a terrible eye infection on arrival
Mislek: he had a terrible eye infection on arrival
Rommel, who is recovering from his operation
Rommel, who is recovering from his operation
Look who found their happy home in Sweden!
Look who found their happy home in Sweden!
Volunteer Catherine Woods' amazing Akita family
Volunteer Catherine Woods' amazing Akita family
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Husky Rescue Ireland

Location: Rathdowney - Ireland
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Twitter: @HuskyRescueIre
Project Leader:
Jamie Fitzpatrick
Rathdowney, Laois Ireland
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