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16 Donegal dogs off to UK homes 16.10.16

SIXTEEN Donegal dogs will be re-homed across the UK after being collected this week from an animal shelter that is "bursting at the seams".
Dogs Trust UK travelled across the Irish Sea to collect the pooches including collies and husky-crosses from Animals in Need Ltd., based in Donegal Town.
The sanctuary has rescued a whopping 234 stray or unwanted dogs from the Donegal pound so far this year and all its services and foster homes are at breaking point.
The centre said Dogs Trust UK stepped in to help in their "darkest hour".
"We were absolutely delighted when the Dogs Trust offered to help with the re-homing of 16 of our rescued pound dogs this week.
"A huge thank you to the Dogs Trust and a special thanks to Mr Martin who co-ordinated the Dogs Trust ambulance travelling from the UK to Donegal Town to collect the dogs and then transporting them to their state-of-the-art re-homing centre where they are sure to be found the best, most loving home a dog could wish for," the shelter said in a social media post.
The dogs first had to be prepared for transport and were fully compliant with Department of Agriculture travel regulations including passports and micro-chipping before departure.
The animals also had to be kept in foster care for a mandatory 21 days before travelling to Britain after getting their rabies vaccinations.
"The 16 lucky dogs arrived safely at the Dogs Trust homing centre after a comfortable journey in the Dogs Trust ambulance and we wish them all long and happy lives with their new families. Once again, many thanks to the Dogs Trust for helping in our darkest hour," added the centre.
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