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Dog rescue centre celebrates first anniversary

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011

Thanks to public support, the Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels in Ballymoney has celebrated its first anniversary and is getting set to develop a new dog food preparation area.

Over the course of the year, the centre has managed to re-home 361 stray and unwanted dogs, reports the Ballymoney and Moyle Times.

The centre relies solely on public donations and costs around £3,000 per month to stay open.

Shaun McIntyre, BARK charity co-ordinator, told the news provider: "We are in the final stage of expanding and in the next two weeks we will be opening new kennels. 

"Amazingly we are also in the midst of the second stage of our development which includes new office blocks, a rehabilitation unit and a food preparation area."

To celebrate the first anniversary, the organisation is hosting A Dogs Day Out on Saturday (August 6th).

Local residents are invited to the event, which will include a number of competitions, a barbeque, face painters and a bouncy castle.