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Dog rescue stories shock Portstewart Probus club members

John Fillis

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John Fillis

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john.fillis@thechronicle.uk.com

PORTSTEWART Probus Club welcomed Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby to a recent meeting for an interesting talk about the work of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue.

Margaret said that she is dedicated to the rehoming of unwanted/uncared for dogs and has eight small dogs of her own at home.

After starting 21 years ago as a group of dog loving friends, they have now grown to become a registered charity.

They do not have any kennels but have a good number of volunteers who are willing to foster dogs in their own homes, additional volunteers are always welcome.

The charity is self funding, it organises many fund raising events and has a charity shop in the Coleraine Diamond Centre. The charity’s aim is to ensure that every dog deserves a second chance.

Margaret told members of several horrific stories about dogs they have rescued. They have been to many sites and found dogs chained up living in derelict barns and old vans in dirty conditions with the dogs in very poor health.

There are several puppy farms around Northern Ireland where dogs are just kept as a business purely for breeding without any proper care for the animals.

*For the full story see this week's Coleraine Chronicle

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