Christmas Book Fair in Aid of Dog Rescue Ireland
‘Read the World’ and help us save dogs’ lives in your community.
Saturday 13th December: Dog Rescue Ireland is holding its 1st Annual Monster Book,
CD and DVD Fair on Saturday 13th December in Gleeson’s Townhouse and Restaurant,
The Square, Roscommon town from 10.00am to 4.00pm with FREE admission and
plenty of fun for all the family.
The holiday season has arrived and with many of us looking forward to spending it with both
our two and four legged friends, sadly some dogs, due to cruelty and abandonment, don’t
have a forever family to call their own. Dog Rescue Ireland, a not for profit charity, was set
up specifically to help give these adorable dogs a second chance at life. Our small, dedicated
group of volunteers provide rescue, rehabilitation, veterinary care, a safe haven and a
rehoming facility for these faithful, loyal companions.
“Dog Rescue Ireland operates entirely on the donations of kind individuals. We receive no
government funding and for that reason our ability to rescue dogs from desperate situations,
to care for them medically, behaviourally and emotionally and rehome them to loving,
forever families is entirely dependent on fund raising events such as this,” says volunteer
So why not become a humane hero and support this wonderfully worthwhile charity by
dropping by, browsing at your leisure and buying a few books, CDs, DVDs and raffle tickets
with fabulous prizes every hour on the hour; with all monies raised going directly and
entirely to Dog Rescue Ireland. As an extra special treat, get your photo taken with the
hugely huggable Santa Paws, who will be making a special guest appearance with mum
Fiona Mullen, who also volunteers tirelessly with the charity.
The purpose of Dog Rescue Ireland’s objectives is to prevent cruelty and promote kindness
to all dogs. Therefore, in addition to rescuing, they are striving to offer a FREE education
programme in 2015; this will include visits by their Education volunteers to local schools,
youth groups and family projects. Dog Rescue Ireland believe that raising people’s
awareness is the best possible insurance against cruelty and will strive to play a leading role
in obtaining this with a strong focus on respect and compassion for dogs and an emphasis on
lifelong learning for future dog parents. However in order to do this they need to increase
their volunteer base and raise much needed funds.
On the day, all visitors to the book fair are encouraged to ‘borrow’ Education volunteer
Miriam who has agreed to become a ‘human book,’ for the day and is happy to provide
information on the invaluable work carried out by Dog Rescue Ireland, highlight the need for
this much needed community service, demonstrate how local people can contribute positively
to this charity and provide practical advice regarding any welfare issues surrounding dogs in
their care, “whether it’s seasonal advice such as keeping dogs safe over the Christmas
period, the importance of spaying/neutering, Microchipping, exercise, keeping safe around
strange dogs or introducing your dog to your new baby, I’m happy to help, however, we are
not veterinarians, and advise anyone who has concerns about their pets to seek professional
advice.” Says Miriam
Dog Rescue Ireland is a registered charity. Charity No (CHY13313).