BELINDA - Trustee, Treasurer
Belinda adopted her first IRR dog in 2007...numbers two, three, four, five, six and seven followed at irregular intervals. Since then she has become immersed in work for the charity. Firstly as a transporter, then fosterer and homechecker. Belinda also acts as co-ordinator for the Sponsor Dogs, organises the Photo Competition and arranges Donation activities.
WENDY - Trustee
I have always been a cat person since being a child and circumstances meant that cats were always the best choice. On moving to the country a couple of years ago our first huge decision was having a dog. My cats have always been rescued and that was the way we wanted to go. To cut a long story short I discovered IRR When we adopted Sandy and became involved with IRR I wanted to give something back. I am very passionate about the charity and completely honoured to be a Trustee.
Oh and now I still love my cats, but dogs have taken hold of my heart!!
KATHRYN - Ireland Co-ordinator
Kathryn became involved with IRR in 2011. She has four gorgeous Golden Retrievers, Laurel, Hardy, Charlie, Angel and a Golden Retriever Cocker cross, Buddy. Charlie, Angel and Buddy are all rescues - Angel was adopted in 2011 and Buddy was adopted in 2016 from IRR. Her dogs help her with all aspects of IRR whether it be helping to home-check, raise funds or integrate new fosters. She has had rescues all her life and brings a wealth of experience - dogs are her passion, especially Goldens! Kathryn is employed in a foreign Diplomatic Mission in Dublin.
PAULA - Homecheck Coordinator
I have been brought up and lived with dogs practically all my life. These included three Goldies all living well into old age. I started to foster for IRR in November 2011 after we lost our 14 year old Golden Retriever "William". I have fostered lots of dogs since then and found the whole experience to be very rewarding. We quickly became "failed fosterers"
and Jake now 5 years old joined Trixie our 11 year old GSD X and Micky our
13 year old Lurcher and is now a very much loved family member... I have recently
taken on the role of Home check coordinator and hope to help get many more of these lovely dogs into forever homes.