AN ANIMAL charity has praised two members of An Garda Síochána for helping out after the rescue lost volunteers due to the Government-mandated lockdown.
My Lovely Horse Rescue, which cares for hundreds of animals which had been neglected, abused or abandoned, have struggled to raise funds or find volunteers as the spread of coronavirus keeps people in their homes.
The charity took to Facebook yesterday to praise the efforts of two members of An Garda Síochána, Brendan and Michael, who took the time to volunteer at the centre, cleaning paddocks and feeding hungry rescues.
Writing on Facebook, the charity said:
"We want to give a huge shout out to Garda Brendan and Garda Michael.
"They knew we were struggling without our regular volunteers able to visit daily, so they offered to help clean some paddocks and feed the little ones."
The rescue went on to praise the work of the Gardaí in general during the crisis, who have been delivering supplies to the elderly and vulnerable and working on 'community policing'-- fixing Wi-Fi, phones and heating, bringing guide dogs for walks and helping quarantined children celebrate their birthdays.
"An Garda Síochna are doing a fantastic job looking after the vulnerable and needy at the moment," My Lovely Horse Rescue continued. "We are so grateful to them for remembering the 4-leggeds too."
My Lovely Horse Rescue have been unable to fundraise for the continued care of their animals since the new guidelines to slow coronavirus came into play, and have asked the public to donate whatever they can to ensure their four-legged friends get the best care possible.
To donate, you can visit the My Lovely Horse Rescue website or GoFundMe.