Local animal shelter charity BARK have received just under £44,000 to complete their refurbishment of their rehoming kennels at their Benvarden base.
The Charity BARK, which operates out of what many will remember as the Old Safari Park, has been upgrading their kennels little by little for sometime, as and when funds have allowed.
The Charity, who receives no government funding, relays entirely on public donations through fundraising including their charity shop based in Ballymoney.
In order to complete their desired refurbishment, the charity applied to ‘Charity Support Adoption for Pets‘, which itself a charity, was set up in 2006 by Pets for Home.
BARK was successful in their applications and revived the amount needed to complete the work on the kennels.
On behalf of BARK, a spokesperson said,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Trustees at the Charity Support Adoption for Pets and also Laura Messenger Grant Funding Coordindator.
We approached Support Adoption for Pets for a grant to refurbish our Rehoming Kennels. By refurbishing these kennels it would mean getting the sheds insulated before winter and giving the dogs much larger space to run around inside so that their stay with us would more comfortable until finding their new homes. By the time I was finished getting quotes, the refurbishments costs where sitting at £43,966.
I am delighted to say that the Charity Support Adoption forPets has granted us this amount.
Am so excited for the dogs to get these new warm kennels!
BARK also operated an Animal Ambulance which provided stray and lost dogs service on behalf of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council.