#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to town

Darragh Bourke with his canine companions

DOGGIES are not just for Christmas but this Christmas, loved pets can also have a visit with Santa in order to raise money for Limerick Animal Welfare.
Animal lover and Limerick  man Daragh Bourke, whose ‘The Big Bark’ podcast broadcasts news and tips for dog owners, is organising a series of Christmas events on the theme of ‘All I woof for Christmas.’
“Since establishing ‘The Big Bark’ over a year ago, I have made it one of my core values to give back to animal charities,” Darragh explained to the Limerick Post.
“In the run up to Christmas 2020, a year when every charity across the nation has been hard hit by the effects of Covid-19, I wanted to organise a series of events where we can support animal charities and at the same time support the small businesses who are the backbone of our economy, ” he said.

‘All I Woof for Christmas’ is a virtual showcase of Irish Businesses allowing pet owners to discover what they can purchase for their pet in the run up to  Christmas.
“This show gives pet business owners in Ireland the opportunity to showcase their business in a safe and virtual environment.
“Our Santa Paws virtual visits take place on December 12 and 13 and gives the opportunity for pet owners to visit Santa Paws from the safety of their own homes and receive a personalised letter to  their pet from Santa Paws”
On December 6, there will be a live question and answer session with Dr Tim Kirby of petbond.ie discussing why a dog is for life and not just for Christmas and why you should adopt and not shop at Christmas. There will also be some practical tips for pet owners.
To book Santa Paws, go to https://christmas.thebigbark.ie 

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