MADRA announces the establishment of Millie's Fund to provide free neutering for over 200 female dogs in Galway

Our co-founder, Marina Fiddler recently announced the establishment of a fund to provide free neutering for over 200 female dogs in Galway. 

As our followers will know, this last year our spirit has been well and truly battered with epidemic levels of dog abandonment and surrender. Our hearts have been broken dealing with litter after litter of unwanted puppies, many dumped to fend for themselves. When four pups were found locked in a crate at Ros a Mhíl pier last month, eating stones to survive, we decided that we had to do something determined and proactive to help stem the tide of accidental and unwanted litters.

We will use our entire Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) grant of €28,871 to set up Millie’s Fund, in honour of the Ros a Mhíl pup that didn’t make it. Millie’s fund represents a spay for every pup we’ve rescued in the last year.

Working in partnership with Galway County Council and vets across the county, we want to look after the mothers of these puppies, the invisible victims in all this.

Applications will open on Mother’s Day (Sunday 19th March).

Further information on the fund will be available on our social media and here in the coming weeks.
#NoMoreExcuses #MilliesFund



If you or your workplace offers veterinary services to spay dogs in County Galway and would like to be part of the scheme, please email We look forward to hearing from you.