Crosskennan received a call from a supporter a few weeks before Christmas in 2016. She had been worriedly contacted by a man who wanted rid of a litter of puppies. She couldn't take them on and so contacted the sanctuary. Our kennels were already full for Christmas - and as the saying goes there was no room in the Inn. However that didn't stop us from offering help and we said that if she could get the pups to us we would do whatever we could to ensure their safety.
The evening of our Christmas open day 2016 we finally got word that the pups were on their way. The very kind lady had met the man and saved the pups from an unthinkable fate. She drove to Antrim where she met with volunteers who transferred the pups to the sanctuary. We had managed to secure temporary foster homes for three of the pups but two had to be put into kennels. We were very grateful to another supporter and volunteer who offered to foster the other two over the Christmas period.
The pups were young but had been weaned. First thing was getting them health checked by a vet as they were all showing symptoms of worms and were very thin. As to their breed all we knew was that the mother was an Irish Setter but many speculated over the possible breeds that they could be.
It wasn't long before we received word from two of the foster families that the pups had settled and were going no where. We were so happy that they had found such great homes.