Friday September 18, 2020

Animal comfort

If you’re an animal lover, you understand how pets are part of the family. You also know the helplessness you feel when they’re unwell. Imagine being homeless with barely the capacity to look after yourself, let alone your pet - what then?

5th May, 2019
Rosemary with her dog Quilla and Charles Cosgrave of the Village Vets street team

Rosemary, a visually impaired homeless woman, waits with her dog Quilla beside a long queue gathering at the Homeless Street Café on Grafton Street. She says the black Labrador, a service dog, has been her best friend and family for eight years, and it is easy to see why; Quilla has just been treated for sore glands by veterinarian Charles Cosgrave, but that doesn’t stop her from wagging her tail.

“She is...

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