Nine cuddly black and white, very cute collie puppies born to Meg on the Connor family farm at Lehinch, Clara, are the latest inspiring and positive event on the Hooves4Hospice journey.
The playful puppies, with names including Molly, Patsy, Commet and Bell, were collected by their new owners last week, and all have gone to safe and welcoming homes.
The generosity of the Connor family, the new owners and their vet has resulted in a donation of €2,000 towards the Hooves4Hospice project. When mother Meg, herself a rescue dog, became pregnant the Connor family, who are already rearing an animal they donated to the Hooves4Hospice fundraising project decided on the very generous gift.
“Our first priority was finding good, safe homes for the puppies through friends and farm family contacts. As we feel Hooves4Hospice is such a worthwhile project we decided with the co-operation and generosity of the new owners to give the proceeds of the puppy donations to the project.
“Many of the new puppy owners had already heard about the project and were delighted to have the opportunity to be involved” said Stephanie.
The Connor family vet, Mr. Danny Murray, who runs a veterinary practice in Moate, on hearing of the project and the generosity of the new puppy owners, kindly vaccinated and micro chipped the puppies, free of charge, as his contribution to the project.