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DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk in partnership with PURINA®

Sunday September 06, 2015

Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) Annual Great Irish Dog Walk, in partnership with PURINA®, will take place on Saturday 26th September 2015 in the DSPCA Campus in Rathfarnham.  This year’s event will launch the DSPCA’s new Dog Nature Trail, an approx. 2km enclosed dog walk around the perimeter of the DSPCA Campus with spectacular views over the Dublin Mountains and Dublin Bay and the City.  There will be lots of fun activities for adults, kids and dogs alike with bouncy castles, face painting, games, fun merry-go-round, dog agility demonstrations, market stalls, dog grooming demonstrations and lots, lots more.

Speaking about this years planned event, Brian Gillen of the DSPCA said “As Irelands oldest and largest Animal Welfare Charity, founded in 1840, the DSPCA does a lot more than just rescuing and rehoming animals. We are at the forefront of fighting abuse, providing education and rescuing sick, injured and cruelly treated animals.  This will be the 3rd year running the Great Irish dog Walk and this year we decided to base it here at the DSPCA Campus.  The New Dog Nature Trail will let people experience the beautiful environs of our Animal Rescue Centre and is open to anyone one, dog owner or not, to come and visit.”

Kieran Conroy, Country Category Manager, PURINA Ireland said ‘We are committed to helping animals live longer, happier and healthier lives through proper nutrition and care. We have been working with DSPCA for just over nine years donating all the food requirements for the cats and dogs at the centre. Once again this year we are delighted to partner with the DSPCA in the ‘Great Irish Dog Walk’ and play our part to continue to raise awareness of the importance of pet nutrition, welfare and wellbeing.

Those wishing to participate can register online at Dogs must be on a leash, with rules and regulations applying. The aim of the Great Irish Dog Walk in partnership

with PURINA® PetCare 2015 is to help raise awareness of the suffering of animals and to help the DSPCA raise funding to rescue neglected and ill-treated animals. See

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