Wednesday March 21, 2012
Speaking at the launch which is aimed at pet owners who are concerned as to what will happen to their beloved animals when they pass away; animal lover Minister Coveney said;
“I am delighted to launch the DSPCA Pet Guardian Programme today. Initiatives like this are very important as they allow people who are animal lovers and those who would also benefit from the companionship provided by a pet, to own a pet secure in the knowledge that they will be cared for after them. In the event of the owner passing away while owning a pet, the programme allows for the pet to be cared for and to ensure that a new home is found for them. This is something that many people will find a great comfort and a very useful and practical programme. ‘
CEO of the DSPCA, Mr Jimmy Cahill added, “We are delighted and honoured to have the Minister’s endorsement of this very special programme. All too often, sadly, a large number of cats and dogs are left homeless following their owners’ death. Now the pet parents of Ireland can ensure their pets are properly cared for by Ireland’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity, the DSPCA in the event of this happening.”
For further details of this initiative, please click on ‘what we do,’ on our menu and then go to the left hand side bar and click on ‘Pet Guardian Programme,’ which is the sixth option down the page.
The DSPCA is a charity (CHY1047) and depends heavily upon donations from members of the public.
For more information, contact Miriam Kerins, Head of Communications and Public Relations, DSPCA. Ph: 01-4994710 or 086 7900894