Energia announces partnership with Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity
The partnership will see Energia staff participate in numerous exciting events over the course of the year to raise vital funds for Dogs Trust. Staff also look forward to engaging in volunteering activities and Dogs Trust organised events.
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Dogs Trust arrived in Ireland in 2005, and is Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. The Charity is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. To achieve their mission, they rescue, care for and rehome stray and abandoned dogs, as well as educate the public about responsible dog ownership, with the ultimate aim of reducing the number of dogs put to sleep in Ireland. In 15 years, Dogs Trust has helped over 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs get back on their paws and into loving homes. Dogs Trust also employs an Education & Community Team of six who deliver free curriculum linked workshops, based around responsible dog ownership, to primary schools across Ireland. To date, the team have delivered over 16,000 workshops, reaching over 490,000 children.
Michael Ringland, PR & Events Manager commented, “Energia is delighted to partner with Dogs Trust, a charity that is community focused and undertaking valuable work in terms of educating current and future generations of dog owners. We work with communities all across Ireland, organisations and initiatives that make a real difference to peoples day-to-day lives. In recent years we have invested over €165, 000 in charitable organisations”.
Suzie Carley, Executive Director, Dogs Trust commented; “We are delighted to have been chosen as Energia’s Charity of the Year Partnership and look forward to working with their team on many exciting joint initiatives. The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of our work as we aim to reduce the number of, and ultimately see an end to, homeless dogs in Ireland. We don’t receive any Government funding so our life-saving work would not be possible without the generous support of the public and organisations like Energia to help us raise vital funds and awareness, to further our mission.”