Kildare Animal Foundation celebrating 25 years this Sunday

Special activities planned for Silver Jubilee

Kim O'Leary

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Kildare Animal Foundation gets set for vital Open Day fundraiser

Having fun at last year's Kildare Animal Foundation Open Day

In celebration of their Silver Jubilee, Kildare Animal Foundation will host an open day this Sunday July 14 at 1pm at their premises at South Green Road.

The shelter is funded entirely on donations from the public and has had occasions when it nearly closed down when funding became perilously low.

From puppies to pigeons, foxes and swans and all in between, the shelter nurses them back to health and rehomes dogs and cats and releases wild life back to the wild.

Geraldine O’ Hanlon, founder of the shelter, said: “Over the past 25 years, we have faced broken hearts, broken bones and just plan 'being broke' but then along comes the joy of the recovery of an animal or the arrival of a donation to keep us open for another day.

Being at the heart of the community, helping animals for 25 years is cause for celebration and we invite people to visit us on July 14 so that we can continue doing what we do; caring for those without a voice.”

All welcome to enjoy a day of fun and games!

The Open Day is an annual event and a lovely way to spend the day in the beautiful countryside amongst the many rescue animals.

On the day there will be wonderful attractions for all the family such as plant stalls, crafts, face painting, kiddies games, antiques, bottle stall and much more.

However, no dogs will be allowed entry as it upsets the other resident animals at the shelter.

Admission is free on the day with plenty of on-site parking adjacent to the shelter on South Green Road Kildare Town. Members of the public are reminded that dogs are not allowed to visit as they can upset the animals at the shelter.

The Open Day will take place at Kildare Animal Foundation’s base on Southgreen Road outside Kildare Town from 1pm on Sunday, July 14.