Cork volunteer group seeking donations of pet food for Ukraine

St Vincent de Paws has set up drop-off points around Cork City and county to collect dog and cat food donations to be sent to Ukraine
Cork volunteer group seeking donations of pet food for Ukraine

St Vincent de Paws, Cork, is collecting donations of cat and dog food from any brand for displaced animals in Ukraine. Picture: St Vincent de Paws.

A CORK animal volunteer group is collecting pet food donations for displaced animals in Ukraine.

St Vincent de Paws has set up drop-off points around Cork City and county to collect dog and cat food donations, which can be from any brand and in any form of container.

"We are only using a small number of drop offs as we need to get the food out as soon as possible," said organisers.

"Alternatively, if you can't get to a drop off we can always provide you with one of the numbers for the stores if you'd like to buy food from them."

Over a dozen pet shops and groomers have teamed up with the charity so far to set up donation points.

Organisers said they were "beyond grateful" for the response so far and were "blown away by the kindness shown" by the people of Cork.

An extra pop-up collection held in Carrigaline on Friday resulted in a carload of donations of food and toys.

"I've never seen anything like it, people just kept on coming," said organiser Susie Jones. 

"The animal community in Cork is like a family and everyone wants to help.

"The response has just been phenomenal."

The items will be shipped to Ukraine in the coming days via various convoys leaving Cork.

Donation bins can be found at: 

  • The Spaw, Douglas
  • Pets Plus, Cobh 
  • Pets Plus, North Point Blackpool 
  • Pets Plus, Fermoy 
  • Pet Essentials, Carrigaline
  • Julie Curtin’s Dog Grooming And Dog Accessories, Churchfield 
  • Morgan's Daybreak, Togher 
  • Muddy Puppy Grooming Salon, Midelton 
  • Glanmire Pet Shop 
  • Macroom Pet Shop
  • Fairy Tails Grooming, Kanturk
  • Shaggy Chic Dog Grooming, Castlemartyr
  • Potty Fish Shop, Bandon
  • Becs Pets, Fermoy
  • Clip and Dip, Mallow

For more see St Vincent de Paws on Facebook.

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