Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby was invited along to meet the members of Portstewart Probus Club to talk about the work the charity does and the types of issues they face on a daily basis. Held in Portstewart Golf Club, Maggie brought along some four legged friends to talk about the different types of unwanted dogs, the rehoming process and about how the number of calls for help to investigate alleged cruelty around Northern Ireland is on the increase.
The members were very surprised to hear about the volunteers, the charity shop and the difficult work the volunteers do to support their local borough as well as those in other council areas around the country.
“It is a very rewarding job, but a very heart-breaking job” says Maggie. You wouldn’t believe some of the calls we get where people are looking to give up their dogs they have had as part of their family for over ten years and then in the next breath they want a pup! As well as hearing about some of the on going neglect whereby neighbours who witness cant take it any more and plead for help. it is truly shocking”
“Meeting the members of the Probus Club is a great opportunity to raise awareness about what is happening in our local area as well as getting a chance to experience some of our dogs which desperately need their #foreverhome. We have had a heartfelt welcome by the group.”