CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Husky Rescue Ireland
The IVNA 2019 Charity of the Year is Husky Rescue Ireland
Each year IVNA members elect a "Charity of the Year" giving much deserved recognition and support for their work. The chosen charity recieves benefits from various Veterinary Nurse organised sponsorships such as the Dublin & Cork mini marathons, raffles and collections at IVNA Annual Congress and VN student fundraisers. The charity also benefits from a great deal of promotion via IVNA Facebook posts and website presence. The charity of the year also takes prime position at our Annual Congress and recieves an invitation to speak about their work to delegates during Congress.
Husky Rescue Ireland (HRI) was set up to alleviate the suffering caused to huskies by irresponsible ownership, abuse and neglect in Ireland. HRI also aims to reduce the social impact of abandoned and un-neutered huskies in communities around Ireland. Some of the key objects of HRI are to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome healthy neutered dogs responsibly and to educate and provide support to the general public on responsible dog ownership and dog welfare. HRI aim to achieve the this through forging strong relationships with pounds and rescues throughout Ireland. HRI will also provide each dog with high quality healthcare, training and ensure their basic needs are met. There are several beneficiaries to the work that HRI do, these include: the dogs themselves, state funded pounds throughout Ireland, new and potential owners through on going support and the general public through support and information provision. While HRI is currently located in Kildare we rescue huskies the length and breadth of Ireland from pounds, as strays and owner surrenders