Saving The Pets Of Ballymun


Dogsaid(Rachel Purvis, left, and Maggie Howard at their generator-assisted Dogs Aid Clinic at the base of the last remaining tower in Ballymun)

Dogs Aid Clinic at Balbutcher Lane, Ballymun, Dublin has been running since 1987.

But the volunteer-run facility is now under threat because of a Dublin City Council’s regeneration programme.

The power and water have been switched off and last night over 50 animals were treated in a clinic which is now being run with a generator.

A spokesperson for the clinic writes:

“Dogs Aid have run a clinic for many years now for the animals of Ballymun. Every Tuesday we see so many cats, dogs, birds etc and without us their owners wouldn’t be able to afford to get the treatment they need. The last tower stands today and Dogs Aid Clinic’s time is ticking by fast. Our clinic is right under this last tower and we have been told that we now have to move, but to where? Dublin City Council have given us no alternative, we are in desperate need of a premises that we can see the animals in every Tuesday and that our brilliant vets that give so much time to us can do operations also. Without this clinic so many animals even further than Ballymun will suffer…WE NEED HELP, ADVICE AND MAYBE A MIRACLE…”




Related: Struggle for pet clinic (Jack Gleeson, Dublin People)

Pic: Dublin People

Thanks Claire McMorrow