Zoo venue for rescue and rehoming day
Belfast Zoo was the backdrop for a rescue and rehoming day recently, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance.
The purpose of the day was to initiate conversations and action that might help these organisations with the challenges that they currently face in Northern Ireland.
A good number of large and small rescue and rehoming groups attended the event, which was opened by Susan Cunningham, president of the NIVA. Susan provided an overview of some of the many issues facing the sector and commended some of the excellent work that is currently being undertaken.Previous Next
Among the topics covered were vets fees, illegal puppy farming, brachycephalic breeds, welfare standards, public attitudes and funding coordination.
All agreed that a coordinated approach was needed to help progress many of the issues identified.
The workshops that followed were helpful and produced a starting point for further conversations and actions. Susie Hill from Agria and the Agria rehoming and rescue team, later said that they had been delighted to be part of these first steps. A follow up event is planned for later in the year.