It’s a luxury dogs’ life for lucky Bright Eyes residents.
WORK to improve the lives of the dogs at Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary has been carried out at the site outside Ballinamallard.
Thanks to the generous donations of two long standing supporters of the sanctuary a new outside enclosure for dogs has been erected. This allows the dogs to enjoy more exercise and some green space.
The enclosure has been built in memory of Major, an elderly German Shepherd who was rescued by these supporters from a terrible situation and brought to Bright Eyes, where he was treated for a serious skin condition and malnutrition.
He was adopted by one of the supporters and lived out his life in the comfort and security of a loving home. Mike Schieffer a volunteer at Bright Eyes explained what the new enclosure will add to the sanctuary.
“It’s to give the dogs a bit of green space, obviously the whole sanctuary is concrete inside so it is to give the dogs a bit of green space, a bit more exercise and is particularly designed for the longer term dogs here as well as the dogs that come and go very quickly from the kennels.
“This was a special thing that these people wanted to do.”
The sanctuary continues to be well supported by local people through charitable donations and at the end of August a large crowd descended upon Bright Eyes for an open day to commemorate the 26th anniversary.
“It was brilliant,” Mike explained. “It was a really, really good day and we actually have been able to re-home some more dogs and cats directly through people being toured around the sanctuary and seeing animals they were interested in.”
In total £ 1422.66 was raised from the day, with the money going towards the upkeep of the sanctuary.
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