Staff sleep overnight at Limerick Animal Welfare

Donal O'Regan

Reporter:

Donal O'Regan

Former Limerick Animal Welfare dog Cara enjoys the snow

Former Limerick Animal Welfare dog Cara enjoys the snow

TO ENSURE all their pets were looked after Limerick Animal Welfare manager Marie Quirke slept overnight at their Kilfinane sanctuary.

She said they are down to four staff this Ffriday as they were travelling long distances. However, four are looking after all their animals today.

"I stayed overnight. The roads were fairly hairy. I had to reverse the car up. We're doing OK today. Three, who live locally, made it in so there are four of us looking after them," said Marie.

To keep their spirits up they have asked those who have rehomed Limerick Animal Welfare pets to send in photos of them playing in the snow.

They are feeding 76 dogs, 30 cats, chickens, goats, rabbits and 22 horses.

Marie made an urgent appeal for donations of hay.

"Horses all over Limerick are in desperate need, left abandoned without food or water. Limerick Animal Welfare volunteers are responding with hay on a daily basis.

"Today, fifteen bales have been given out so far and on average we are giving out between twenty and thirty bales daily to stop these horses going down. The extreme weather has made their situation life or death," said Marie.

Log onto Limerick Animal Welfare's Facebook for more.