Today is International Dog Day! A day dedicated to celebrating our furry friends, our loyal companions and for a lot of people over the past 18 months, our new work colleagues! International Dog Day was first celebrated in 2004 with the aim of raising awareness about adopting these wonderful animals from rescue centres. Clearly, we have lots of animal lovers at Kontex which makes our latest CSR initiative a particularly special one!
We are proud to announce our support to the Limerick Animal Welfare Sanctuary, through an initial donation of €2,000, but also Kontex employees are able to take part in a donation/matching scheme, making monthly salary contributions over a 6 month period and Kontex will match all donations!
Limerick Animal Welfare have been operating for the last 36 years and are a very worthy receiver. The sanctuary based in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick operate a “No Kill” policy and provide a safe haven for unwanted, abandoned and abused animals until safe, responsible and permanent homes can be found for them.
L.A.W costs €60,000 each month to run and it’s very easy to see why.
At any one time the sanctuary can house some 200 animals, up to 70 dogs, 60 cats, horses, donkeys, goats, rabbits, chickens and even the odd exotic animal! Each animal is given expert veterinary care and it’s their policy spay/neuter before rehoming.
The sanctuary has felt the Covid impact on their fundraising efforts, so they need financial support now more than ever before. The animal loving instinct within Kontex runs right to the very top of the organisation.
Managing director Pat O’Callaghan feels strongly about supporting this cause “I’ve been known to say that if I ever move on from the Cyber Security industry I’ll be found working in my own animal sanctuary, until then I’m happy to be able to provide some support through Kontex Aware and I’m extremely proud of my team for embracing this programme. We don’t have a firm strategy when it comes to supporting the community in our CSR efforts but at Kontex we’re all in agreement that it should benefit the most vulnerable in our society today, and animals certainly fall into that category”.
If you would like to find out more about the Limerick Animal Welfare and the work that they do visit www.limerickanimalwelfare.com or ‘Limerick Animal Welfare’ on Facebook.
If you are interested in donating to a great cause and to the hard work that takes place to ensure the safety and happiness of up to 200 animals, text LAW4 to 50300 to donate €4 or make a donation as you please here Donate (paypal.com) . You can also donate your time to the sanctuary as there is plenty of differently suited tasks to go around and they are always looking and welcoming any helping hands.