Community Fund: PAWS Animal Rescue, Co. Tipperary

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Over 144 local causes across Tipperary, including PAWS Animal Rescue, share €32,500 Tesco Community Fund donation

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In Tipperary alone, over 144 local good causes have shared a donation of €32,500 since the launch of the Tesco Community Fund initiative last year.

One community cause that was nominated for the Tesco Community Fund was Irish charity, PAWS Animal Rescue. Established in 1997, the organisation is dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill pounds and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with our committed employees, volunteers, local Veterinary surgeons and overseas adoption groups we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. PAWS depend totally on the public to help to keep their doors open to abandoned and abused animals.

Gina Hetherington from PAWS said: “We recently took part in the Tesco Community fund via Tesco in Clonmel. Our supporters came forward in their thousands and got behind the project. The result was great awareness and a donation to our charity, enabling us to buy 37 bags of dog food for the animals in our care. We would like to take this opportunity to thank both Tesco Clonmel and our Supporters because every little really does help our cause.”

Tesco customers across Tipperary have been quick to show their sporting pride, voting for more local GAA clubs than any other county. King Chormac’s in Cashel, Coolderry in Roscrea, Drom Inch in Thurles and Arravale Rover GAA were some of the local Clubs backed by the community and local Tesco stores.